LABEL Dying Victims Productions
OUT Oct 22nd, 2921
OUR RATING 80/100
The highly anticipated self-titled debut album of Germany’s KNIFE will be available on DYING VICTIM PRODUCTIONS on Oct 22nd, 2021 on cd and vinyl formats.
Formed in 2019, KNIFE have been one of the highlights of metalpunk underground scene.
The quartet’s aim from the beginning has been to play fast and wild METAL, and they did exactly that with their two-song debut tape, entitled “Black Leather Hounds” out in first slice of 2020.
Not long after, KNIFE released the four-song Locked In EP.
“Locked In” saw the band mix all their influences together – from classic hard rock and heavy metal to first-wave black metal and punk, and more – into a throttling and nasty sound.
Now it’s time time for their debut full-lenght opened by BEHOLD THE HORSE OF WAR, a wild speed metal attack helped by pounding drums and driving bass lines. Interesting the guitar solo.
INSIDE THE ELECTRIC CHURCH goes on in the same way with ferocity of vocals and their old school speed metal sound, reminding brilliant band such as EVIL INVADERS.
A bit darker following WHITE WITCH -BLACK DEATH that takes rhythm in the last slice of the song, while BLACK LEATHER HOUNDS, reminds us best RAVEN.
Brilliant the title-track, while I AM THE PRIEST is a relentless shot.
THE FURNACE and SWORD LOSER are a two fluent songs, followed by DEMON WIND, maybe a step behind.
THE HALLOWED CHAMBER..is another wild attack while POSSESSED, after a shot interlude, ends in the best way this album.
A BAND TO TAKE AN EYE ON!
1. Behold The Horse Of War
2. Inside The Electric Church
3. White Witch - Black Death
4. Black Leather Hounds
6. I Am The Priest
7. The Furnace
8. Sword Loser
9. Demon Wind
10. The Hallowed Chamber Of Storms