Knife are a band from Germany that plays a mixture of black, thrash, speed metal and punk and this is a review of their self titled 2021 album which will b e released in October by Dying Victims Productions.
A very heavy 80's influenced sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments on the recording. Vocals are mostly blackened metal screams along with the music also adding in a great amount of thrash and speed metal elements and back up shouts are also utilized at times.
At times the music also captures the raw energy of punk rock while also being heavily rooted in the 80's but maintaining a more modern atmosphere. Melodies are also added into some of the riffing along with the solos and leads also remaining true to an old school style as well as the faster sections of the songs also adding in a decent amount of blast beats.
Spoken word samples can also be heard briefly along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as some growls also being utilized briefly and as the album progresses a brief use of horror movie style keyboards can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction and a later song also adds in a small amount of acoustic guitars. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Horror, Darkness and War themes.
In my opinion Knife are a very great sounding mixture of black, thrash, speed metal and punk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Behold The Horse Of War" "White Witch black Death" "Demon Wind" and "Possessed". 8 out of 10.
"The Hallowed Chamber Of Storms ":
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