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Review from Dutch Metal Maniac

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : English 
From: Dutch Metal Maniac
Published: December 20, 2017

In 2015 this album saw the light under the name of Khaossos. This year sees a re-recording of the album under the name Kval, a one-man project of atmospheric black metal. 

Four long, heavy songs form the base of this 43 minute album, with three ambient-style introductions and interludes. 

In all fairness the introduction could be any darkish new age. Nice and haunting in a way, but without raising awe. Second on the album comes th...

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Review from The Black Sessions

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 9, 2017, In : English 
From: The Black Sessions
Published: September 5, 2017

I’ve found this project during my endless YouTube surfs and was charmed from the first sight, from the very first song. It seems that I was looking for something like “Kval” for quite a long time and wasn’t able to find. Now you can imagine my happiness!

This self-titled album by Kval is very raw, melancholic and sad. Its inner anger overwhelms and fills over the borders at the same time. Kval is really heavy-influenced b...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: August 5, 2017

Kval is a one-man black metal band from Finland and this is his debut album.

Apparently starting out life under the name Khaossos and released in 2015 with the title Kuolonkuu, this new version is a re-recorded beast that’s now been updated and unleashed under the moniker of Kval.

Abandon all hope, for Kval’s music is here to drain you of all joy and warmth.

This is atmospheric black metal, interspersed with moments of barren ambient...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade
Published: July 26, 2017

Making its way to our office from Canada, today we have Finland’s one-man demolition squad Kval and its self-titled debut release. Originally releasing music under the moniker Khaossos, Kval’s sole member crafts some of the most misanthropically punishing Atmospheric Black Metal we have heard in a while. Evoking the raw elements of old-school Burzum and the bleakness of Mortualia, this is one heavy release.

After setting the moo...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: July 23, 2017

The sleeve notes usefully tell us that Kval’s debut album “includes slow, agonising material from 2013 to 2016”. This album was originally conceived in 2015 but under the mantle of Khaossos. Life, emptiness and chaos are what drives this one man atmospheric black metal project from Finland whose musical preferences and influences include Burzum and Forgotten Woods.

Eerie beginnings spawn a heightening level of tension. The musical imag...

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Review from The Sound Not The Word

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: The Sound Not the Word
Published: July 19, 2017

If any style can be said to capture the zeitgeist of black metal over the past few years – in the way that the Scandinavian second wave did in the mid-90’s, or symphonic did a few years after that – it would be atmospheric black metal. And as with any (relatively) popular style of music, there are a lot of dull, uninspired records being made that aim to be atmospheric and hypnotic, but simply end up feeling dull and boring...

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 Released: July 27, 2017
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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal