Injekting Khaos – “Injekting Khaos” – [Blast Beat Mailmurder/Productions]
Progressive Black Metal from Athens, active 2002-13. They only put out three recordings, of which this 2013 EP is the last. It really is great stuff, its angular and aggressive mid-length bursts balancing atonality and melody skilfully with a slight Grind influence perhaps. Included within the appealing all-paper packaging is a wordy interviewâ€”conducted by Temple of Flesh, the Cypriot label that co-released this with BBMMâ€” with I.K. guitarist â€˜MyLastBreatH.â€™ The following excerpts, presented in their original sequence, may help you decide whether you will like this LP:
â€œ[W]e formed I.K. with the sole purpose to play Black Metal that departs from the Black Metal rulesâ€¦ Our name is a tribute to Antaeus, a very special and original band; that is telling of where we came fromâ€¦ A.V. of Dead Congregation appeared with us on stageâ€¦ some riffs are nods to other bands that the listener can nameâ€¦ I cannot pick between Deathspell Omega and Black Witcheryâ€¦ [drummer] Syrinx blasted with the astrogrind camp of Dephosphorus before focusing on his classical music studies…â€
This is not the most â€˜authenticâ€™ Black Metal in the world, but this is not a surprise as the band openly disdain the orthodox sound. There is plenty of bite here all the same.