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Khold
Til Endes
November 2014
Released: 2014, Peaceville
Rating: 4.5/5
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.
Track Listing

1. Myr
2. Skogens Oye
3. Ravnestrupe
4. Dommens Arme
5. Til Endes
6. Det Dunkle Dyp
7. Avund
8. Hengitt

Lineup

Gard - vocals, guitar
Sarke - drums
Rinn - guitar
Crowbel - bass

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Khold
Til Endes
January 2015
Released: 2014, Peaceville Records
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

After six years in the shadows, Khold are back with the new album “Til Endes” which was released by Peaceville Records. Once again, Khold project their lyrics in Norwegian and have Gard in the centre of the entire concept.



Like the majority of the songs included in the record, the first track “Myr” revolves around the simplistic and somehow repetitive guitar riffs with the addition of a some sort of lead element personifying a skin ripping off. Soon, with this track, we feel the groove the band always has praised.



The opened and balanced riffs are a very audible component in the album, but we can also find some compact and tense riffs reminding of Taake, although not so rigid or cold. The bass guitar happens to appear here and there with some preponderancy giving to the listener an alert that this instrument is there and can make the difference within the songs’ structures and sound.



The old-school reminiscence is also present in Khold’s actuality like in the track “Skogens øye” due to the punk outfit that originated black metal. In spite of Khold’s simplicity dressed with catchy soundscapes, some drumming rolls can be heard in songs like “Avund” or “Hengitt”; however, these rolls don’t differ a lot between each other and it seems we are always listening to the same thing.



The most attentive and knowledgeable ears will identify “Dommens Armé” as a cover song for Sepultura’s “Troops Of Doom”, but sung in Norwegian. It’s a loyal cover with the implementation of black metal elements giving to the song Khold’s own vision. The band’s own vision is also interpreted by the intentional tempo deceleration regarding the original.



In sum, this is not a Khold’s grandiose comeback, but it’s not a failure. “Til Endes” is a concise and characteristic album that, of course, will please the hardcore fans and will introduce the band to some new black metal enthusiasts that didn’t hear about this band yet due to several years of silence.



Reviewed by Diogo Ferreira
Track Listing

1. Myr
2. Skogens øye
3. Ravnestrupe
4. Dommens armé (Sepultura cover)
5. Til endes
6. Det dunkle dyp
7. Avund
8. Hengitt

Lineup

Crowbel – Bass
Sarke – Drums
Rinn - Guitars
Gard - Vocals, Guitars

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» Morke Gravers Kammer
by Lord of the Wasteland

» Hundre Ar Gammal
by Lord of the Wasteland

» Til Endes
by Helias Papadopoulos

» Til Endes
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team


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