DJERV – Djerv
Norwegian rockers playing metal with attitude. And no, I’m not thinking "Pantera-angriness" here, but rather rockish songs with attitude and a vocalist that stands out. "Djerv" is proof that you don’t need to complicate things to make things roll. The album is varied enough, yet the beat is somewhat the same throughout the whole album. This makes Agnete Kjølsrud’s vocals shine, since too much information would make her vocals drown a bit.
There are choruses and bridges that highlights during the playing time, making you remembering songs such as the sneaky "Gruesome Twosome" and "Ladder To The Moon". Then you have the immediate songs, naming "Madman" and "Headstone" as the prime examples. Agnete sneaks and crawls and place her fist straight into your face all over the album. Together with Drummer Erlend Gjerde and guitarist Stian Kårstad, Djerv have made an album that is quite simple when it comes to structures and all, yet stands out in the midst of averageness. Yes, it surely grows on you.