Coming straight out of Aarhus, Denmark, Bersærk play something known to the Danes as vest-metal (west metal)- according to Blastbeast.DK, a mix of stoner and sludge doom with a bluesy twist. The band has existed since 2012, and consists of members Lars Evers, Casper Popp, Bastian Popp and Rene Holmboe.
Bersærk is a band not really known outside of the Danish speaking world, as all the lyrics to the songs are in Danish. Since I am a language nerd and also a Danish-Canadian myself, it’s something that I really appreciate. Denmark is a country whose contributions to the metal scene are often overshadowed by the rest of Scandinavia, and this is a band that appears ready to challenge that notion.
Most information resources connected to the band are in Danish, so I wanted to take this chance to try and bring this heavily underrated gem to into the English speaking world.