Thursday, May 3, 2012

Get Into: Knelt Rote

In the search for some new grindcore done the way I like to hear it done, I remembered the name Knelt Rote popping up into various discussions on forums. Finding their name choice interesting, I decided to sample some tracks, and upon pressing play, was treated to the sensation of a good, mean ass kicking. Knelt Rote chose the perfect name, because this intense shit is the type of sonic violence you can only bow down to. Their formula seems simple enough: play powerviolence-gone-death metal, add a sprinkle of old-school hardcore and play it with the conviction and nuance of legit ass grindcore. The result seems to lie squarely in its own territory, exuding the vehemence of Assück, the anger of Dropdead and the slick barbarity of Inhume all in a cohesive and smart manner. The influences might be worn on their sleeve, but Knelt Rote have a more bleak way of unleashing their violence which makes this a more atmospheric affair than you might expect. Here's a good one; eat it up:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

shameless personal plug

Sup dudes! If any of you are still keeping track of this blog, just wanted to let you know that I've finally started writing again. My first new piece is that Amebix interview I kept talking about here and could never get around to finally posting. That shit's done, now, and I just published part 1 of 4 at Lurker's Path. Lurker is a sick site, serious critical writing focused mostly on BM but also other extreme shit, and I'll be writing for them regularly. Most of my metal-oriented stuff will probably go there. I still intend to start my own blog, a kind of informal thing that will be fun to post in every day (but will also have reviews), and I'll let you know as soon as that's actually up. It needs a cool name. Also keep an eye on The Quietus, they should be publishing a Gravenhurst interview of mine in a week or two (I have yet to actually do the interview--later this week hopefully).