Browsing Archive: January, 2020

Review from Heavy Blog is Heavy

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 19, 2020, In : English 
From: Heavy Blog is Heavy
Published: January 17, 2020

In the rapidly populating sea of post-atmospheric-gaze-whatever black metal it usually takes something truly innovative to grab my attention. Kassad doesn’t do anything overwhelmingly unique, experimental or progressive for the post-black metal scene, but by the end of the first track I just had that moment of “okay wow, these guys have got this sound figured out.” The greatness of their new album London Orbital sneaks up ...

Continue reading ...

Review from Metal Pit

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, In : Italian 
From: Metal Pit
Published: January 11, 2020

Un disco che nasce da un’idea chiara: parlare di un’ipotetica immagine futura di Londra, città in cui gli edifici di vetro e cemento prendono vita per controllare le migliaia di persone che lavorano e vivono al loro interno. Una città in cui, con il giusto punto di vista, si può vedere l’oscurità lentamente prendere il sopravvento sulla luce.
Le idee dietro a “London Orbital” sono chiare, e pur essendo concentrate sulla capit...

Continue reading ...

Review from ZWaremetalen

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, In : Dutch 
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: January 10, 2020

Stilistisch gezien is het Londense Kassad een post-blackmetalband waarbij de line-up in de anonimiteit blijft. Geen idee dus wie er welk instrument bespeelt, of is dit toch weer zo’n typische éénmansband? Het doet er eigenlijk ook weinig toe, want het intrigerende concept en de clip van het tweede nummer The Concrete hebben mijn interesse voldoende gewekt.

In het verleden kwam ik graag in Londen en het is alweer veel te lang geleden...

Continue reading ...

Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 9, 2020, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: January 9, 2020

Kassad is a 1 man Black Metal project based in London, which is appropriate. London Orbital is Kassad’s second album coming 3 years after their debut Faces Turning Away, and 4 years after their debut Ep Humans. The feel on London Orbital is slightly less Black Metal than the bands debut, so we are closer to Post Black metal territory with this album. The album has a very modern feel as well, there are lots of electronic and ambi...

Continue reading ...

Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 9, 2020, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: January 6, 2020

This is the second album from UK post-black metallers Kassad.

Following on from 2017’s Turn Faces Away, Kassad now provide us with London Orbital, a dystopian concept album that’s modern and crushing in its bleak portrayal of near-future existence.

Kassad’s music is atmospheric post-black metal, combining harsh black metal with post-rock intricacy, dark ambience, and blackgaze atmosphere. It’s a delicate balance to do well, but...

Continue reading ...

Review from Games, Brrraaains, and a Head-banging Life

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 5, 2020, In : English 
From: Games, Brrraaains, and a Head-banging Life
Published: January 5, 2020

Creating a concept is one thing but making that concept come to life is another. Can the listener understand and be immersed in what the band/artist is trying to get across? Kassad’s creation, London Orbital has an incredible concept and across five unique but equally story telling tracks, it shines through. Like a ray of sunshine desperately trying to break through the darkness of the world.

Deliciously c...

Continue reading ...

Review from Dead Rheteric

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 2, 2020, In : English 
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: January 2, 2020

Back in 2017, Kassad impressed with Faces Turn Away, an album that made for an interesting merger between more corrosive black metal elements and the gloom of modern urban life. The same theme is applied to the band’s latest outing, London Orbital, though some of the more corrosive elements from the last album have been removed. Despite that, it’s a fluid album that sets itself apart from others in the post-black realm.

There’s st...

Continue reading ...

 Released: January 10, 2020
Genre:: Urban Black Metal / Post-Metal