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Review from The Pit of the Damned

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : Italian 
From: The Pit of the Damned
Published: January 25, 2018 

I Kassad sono una one-man-band dedita ad un black metal abrasivo e sinistro. Fuori per la canadese Hypnotic Dirge Records, ma proveniente da Londra, l'artista che sta dietro ai Kassad mi ha impressionato non poco per la glacialità mista a melodia, della sua proposta, il cui risultato si riflette nelle sette tracce di questo 'Faces Turn Away'. Si parte fortissimo con il sound tormentato e spinoso di "Shame", selvaggio come po...

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Review from Sic Maggot

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 8, 2018, In : Czech 
From: Sic Maggot
Published: January 6, 2018

Dnešní recenze bude jednou z těch, které jsou zasvěceny mladým a nadějným kapelám. I když jak tak o tom přemýšlím, možná to není úplně nejšťastnější pojmenování, poněvadž když něco označením jako „nadějné“, působí to dojmem, že v tom dlí nějaký potenciál, který by v budoucnu mohl být zužitkován k tvorbě výborné hudby, ale za současného stavu tomu ještě cosi schází nebo naopak přeb...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 29, 2017, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: December 27, 2017

An interesting perspective to view the cover of this album while listening to what lies within. With the bend in the cover, you can’t see what’s around the corner, and the same thing applies to Faces Turn Away. While it’s rooted in black metal, it doesn’t tend to stick to the traditions in many regards and can lead to some surprising twists and turns.

Despite many wanting to give this one a ‘post’ tag, don’t expect a chi...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 12, 2017, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: November 10, 2017

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I'm proud to present to you: KASSAD; signed via Hypnotic Dirge Records, hailing from England - performing Black Metal, on the debut album entitled “Faces Turn Away” (released 6th of July, 2017).

Since formation in 2014; the quintet in question have only an EP entitled “Humans” (released January 18th, 2016) and this here album “Faces Turn Away”, I'm introduced to a one-man project incorporating a hard...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade Magazine
Published: October 23, 2017 

Unleashing one of the most devastating and aurally dissonant releases of 2017, today we have Kassad and their debut full-length release “Faces Turn Away”. This one-man band from London manages to unleash very violent outbursts that are nicely framed around some more melodic and atmospheric passages, greatly exacerbating the contrast created. For over 45 minutes this release will certainly keep you engaged and demor...

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Review from Noizz Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, In : Spanish 
From: Noizz Webzine
Published: August, 6, 2017

El sello canadiense Hypnotic Dirge Records nos presenta el álbum debut de este proyecto de un solo miembro procedente de Reino Unido que toma el nombre de KASSAD, cuyo protagonista en realidad tiene una dilatada experiencia en la escena musical londinense, habiendo tomado parte de diferentes proyectos a lo largo de los últimos años. Se trata de un primer larga duración titulado “Faces Turn Away”, que viene precedido de un EP ba...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: July 24, 2017

At last some proper grown up black metal from the UK. No clown-shoes and corpse paint in evidence here and it’s a welcome relief as I seem to have been hearing too much of that sort of stuff lately. It’s like the old teenagers in peril stalk and slash film, you can enjoy it on one level but you hunger for something a bit more adult and mature. There’s just too much in the UK as far as this sort of music is concerned and here it’s ju...

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Review from Heidnir Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 15, 2017, In : French 
From: Heidnir Webzine
Published: July 11, 2017 

Au royaume du black metal, heureux soit l’apeuré, car il donne du crédit à la musique qui le touche au plus profond de son être. Voici comment nous pourrions résumer avec plus ou moins d’évasion ce qui nous fait aimer ce genre musical. Le black metal cristallise certaines de nos peurs les plus prenantes. Kassad aussi. Loin d’offrir un ouvrage dont l’effroi qu’il inspire résiste à tous les artifices, la formation brit...

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Review from Thorium Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 15, 2017, In : French 
From: Thorium Magazine
Published: July 10, 2017 

Lorsque je reçois des albums en promo je me fais toujours un mot d’ordre d’écouter tous les titres qui se classent dans la catégorie Black Metal. Pour la plupart du temps, on a droit à des clones ou à des albums frôlant la médiocrité. Alors le travail acharné qu’est de départager le bon grain de l’ivraie est un labeur qui requiert une grande patience. Le projet solo londonien qu’est Kassad, fera paraître son prem...

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Review from United Rock Nations

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : French 
From: United Rock Nations
Published: July 5, 2017

Il y a des groupes dont on se sait que peu de choses, souvent par choix de ou des artistes qui se cachent derrière un projet qui se veut personnel. C'est le cas pour Kassad, dont les infos ne sont pas légions. Que sait-on ? Un minimum mais l'essentiel : un groupe de Black Metal britannique (probablement un one man band), un EP en 2016, Humans, et un longue durée, Faces Turn Away, l'objet de cet écrit. 

Faces Turn Away est un albu...

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Review from Occult Black Metal Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : English 
From: Occult Black Metal Zine
Published: June 17, 2017

Kassad  are  a  solo  project  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  an  atmospheric form  of  black  metal  and  this  is a  review  of  his  2017  album  "Faces  Turn  Away"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  that  uses  a  great amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  as  well...

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Revidw from Transcending Obscurity Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : English 
From: Transcending Obscurity Webzine
Published: June 16, 2017

*This is a small review that accompanied the song premiere of "Broken"

Black metal is one of those genres that does its best to overwhelm the listener, though how a particular band reaches that point varies wildly.  In the case of London based Kassad, the one man project achieves this through dense layers of instrumentation that have a warlike feel and cold industrial undertone alongside sprawling introspective soundscape...

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Review from Ugh Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : English 
From: Ugh Metal
Published: February 15, 2017

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

The one man black metal project known as Kassad is currently unsigned and independent AND managed to release this album! At first with a name like Kassad, the Klown expected Middle Eastern influences to go along with the sounds of black metal. The Klown was initially expecting Kassad to have Middle Eastern elements to his metal much like the Mesopotamian Bl...

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Review from No Clean Singing

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : English 
From: No Clean Singing
Published: February 13, 2017

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

I have starkweather to thank (as I have in the past) for bringing this next release to my attention. It’s the debut album of the one-man London-based black metal band Kassad. Entitled Faces Turn Away, it was released on February 5 (digitally and on tape).

This album isn’t my first exposure to Kassad. Almost exactly one year ago I enthusiastically ...

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Review from Toilet Ov Hell

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : 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 ...

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