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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 5, 2020, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: March 4, 2020 

Formed in 2014 in London, England, Urban Black Metal one-man project Kassad conveys an all-encompassing sense of existential terror and claustrophobic anxiety that hits you and builds to a crescendo before everything descends into dread and finally nothingness, combining the misery, futility, and madness of modern urban life with abrasive and gritty Black Metal and a hallucinatory ambience, being therefore highly recommended for...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: February 17, 2020

We last heard from one-man, anonymous, London based black metal entity Kassad with debut album ‘Faces Turn Away’ back in 2017. The project intrigued me then and does so all the more now. London Orbital takes a ring-road around our concrete city and naturally at first along with its striking black and white cover art makes one consider all those places we slowly pass whilst stuck in a never-ending traffic jam on the M25. Abandoned bu...

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Review from Valley of Steel

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 7, 2020, In : English 
From: Valley of Steel
Published: February 4, 2020

Hello there, readers. Was it just my imagination or did the first month of this year just totally fly by? Anyway, here we are a few days into February and finally this is the first time I’m getting around to writing about a 2020 release. I don’t feel great that it’s taken so long, but here we are. And, notwithstanding any change in the status of the creek, with regard to it rising or not, this should be the first of many.

This ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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