THE KING IS BLIND

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums -

We Are The Par­a­site, We Are The Can­cer

CALVA Bri­tish metal mas­ters reach a new high ground of heavy One of Bri­tish metal’s best re­leases in re­cent years was The King Is Blind’s de­but al­bum, Our Fa­ther – an ugly, mon­strous slab of state-of-the-art heav­i­ness. Their sec­ond ef­fort is even more am­bi­tious, both in terms of its elab­o­rate nar­ra­tive and vi­cious, mis­an­thropic vor­tex that nev­er­the­less wields clin­i­cal hooks in the black­ened swing of

GodFrost and Idola­try Of Self ’s crusty d-beat. Stephen John Tovey’s ser­rated snarl is the per­fect ve­hi­cle for the malev­o­lent lyrics as the mael­strom of black metal, doom and grind swirl around, with each track quickly es­tab­lish­ing its own iden­tity.

Like Gods De­parted and The Sky Is A Mir­ror sac­ri­fice wrath for doomy Celtic Frost crunch and im­pe­ri­ous stomp, while the omi­nous The Bur­den Of Their Scars builds through suf­fo­cat­ing at­mos­phere to a cli­max of grip­ping metal­lic craft. FOR FANS OF: ANAAL NATHRAKH, DEVILDRIVER, TRIPTYKON

ADAM REES

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