The Violent Years emerged out of the muddy sumps behind the sunny facade of the coastal smalltown Mandal, Norway.
Their music is definitely a blend of various inspirations from the innovative chord-changes The Beatles developed, to the emotional transcendental exploit of americana and alternative country.
Live is where the sound and the energy really flourish, from pianoballads and gentle harmonies that melt hearts, exploding without warning into a wall of sound that make you think of old Bruce Springsteen and The Bad Seeds.
The most interesting besides the uniqe melodylines and intensity in their performing is how they interpret all their influences. In their absolute brightest moments they’re a band that summon mysteries and grasp moments.
Despite their influences they sound like no other. The Violent Years stand out as a band that both deals with and confronts the harsher sides of life.
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