Review from Toilet Ov Hell

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017 Under: English
From: Toilet Ov Hell
Published: February 5, 2017

*This is a brief review that accompanied the digital / cassette band self-release.

In the course of trying to memorize the names and other identifying characteristics of all fifty of my undergrads this semester, I’ve forgotten a few details from older articles published here on the hallowed bowl. Hopefully I can be forgiven for not recalling that our little toilet’s first introduction to cold, binary black metal act Kassad was on Toilet Radio Episode 6. If you too forgot about “Revenge,” then you may have experienced the same sort of trepidation I did in clicking play on Faces Turn Away. “Is this gonna be some unbearable pretentious Brooklyn BM?” If you listened to the Chris Barnes Toilet Radio episode yesterday, you already know the answer is no, but if you missed it, let me confirm: Faces Turn Away is rooouuuggghh. Sure, it has chrome melodies reminiscent of the best of Cascadian black metal, intermittent and pensive acoustic passages, and the odd mechanical effects, but Kassad never fails to deliver the fierce tremolo riffs, chilled to perfection somewhere out near the frozen rings of Saturn. Equally impressive are the unexpectedly gnarly growls and snarls. This is definitely contemporary black metal with bite. FFO: Mesarthim, Vaura, Void Omnia 

Reviewed by: W

In : English 

Tags: kassad  faces turn away  dissonant black metal  post black metal  british black metal  darkspace  burzum  hypnotic dirge  black metal 2017 

 Released: July 6, 2017
300 Copies
Genre: "Urban" Dissonant Post-Black Metal