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Released: 2014, Peaceville
Reviewer: Helias Papadopoulos
This is my first exposure to black metal mania of Khold and their new album TILL ENDES. These Norwegian guys are truly true black metal.
It comes from the land down under, where the women glow and men plunder. Listen closely, and you’ll hear their black metal thunder. Listen even closer, and you’ll run for cover. Gimmicky introduction aside, the men in Khold have been at work making some seriously bleak music.They’ve crammed so much dark atmosphere, creepy melody and downright nastiness into these ten tracks that black metal actually sounds evil again as only Mayhem can do or could do. They have taken the style prevalent in the 1990s and made it vital again.
Lead-off “Myr” is about as good a set-up for an album as it gets. TILL ENDES is a statement of malicious intent, a call-to-arms to rally the masses and bring forth armageddon. Khold continue their brand of black merriment, sanity being damned, and they are taking your sorry ass with them. Submit, and revel in the insanity yet again. Grimly blending extreme and shoegazy variants of blackness, with guitar-work teetering between inconsolable and dare I say cutting.
In other words, this is the Khold we all we can know, love, fear, and above all, respect. They are fittingly controversial and dangerous subjects for such unsettling music.
2. Skogens Oye
4. Dommens Arme
5. Til Endes
6. Det Dunkle Dyp
Gard - vocals, guitar
Sarke - drums
Rinn - guitar
Crowbel - bass
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