Here, we shall embrace the 4th coming from one
of the new gods of Norwegian black metal, Khold!
“Krek” is a cataclysmic drone of psychotic passages with superb,
yet reasonably simplistic song structures. This is in the "raw / occvlt"-vein,
but not in the production (very clean). The only true comparison I could
possibly bring to the table would be Satyricon, but with shorter excerpts.
The groove of their 10 newest tracks are very similar to their last album
(Mørke Gravers Kammer), but the writings are darker and the music
is mostly mid-paced with some occasional sped-up parts. I didn't recognize
any solos, but solos are not what make black metal- black metal. Black metal
is and always will be about uncompromised art.... whence. All of the tracks
seem to stand out and make an impression, meaning- get into the damn moshing
groove! “Krek” is black metal to the bone, just as rock is to
roll. Khold will turn you into a bobble-head!!
Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell