Album Review

Knelt Rote – “Insignificance” – [Nuclear War Now! Productions]

abacus   10/16/2013   A Library, CD


This clan of necromancers out of Portland unfurl their gnarled limbs with three devastating tracks of metal/grindcore/noise, blending seamlessly the extremes of each. This EP was originally released on vinyl in 2010 between their two LPs. Immeasurable opens with an industrial rumble that churns into eruptions of Black Death, spewing waves of magma over the precipice of guitar and bass. Ghoulish troll vocals preach truth in a lack thereof, opening the gates for a haze of static to subsume the onslaught. As we track through to Age a call to battle emanates, rounding the horde for a final Deathly scourge of all preconception. On the monster length final track, stark swathes of static burst and crack under the heaving monolith of riffage. Our troll takes the form of demonic goat coughing premonitions of an end times. We’re fooled into believing all is lost within nihilistic audio destruction at 8:30 until the maelstrom returns and carries on until subtly slipping away. Bury yourself in the rubble.

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