The new album ‘Hunted’ reveals a Khemmis fortified in its purpose and vision, forging an unrivaled synthesis between immense Doom riffs and Maiden-esque harmony. Overall song length has increased yielding more expansively arranged and dramatic storms of elegance and melancholy. And yet Khemmis are not content to plod through a sea of tears, they are always a rock band first, in service to the movement of the song, even approaching a High On Fire like pace to open the pummeling ’Three Gates'.
Is the heaviest album the one featuring the lowest tuning" The greatest possible number of guitar strings" The fastest music, or the most detailed, or even the most emotionally draining" Has heaviest simply become synonymous with best". Frankly, I don’t know; perhaps all of the above, perhaps none. But what I do know is that Hunted is the heaviest album I’ve heard all year. Not that it’s a particularly loud or aggressive album per se; in fact, some moments are quiet, even calm.
Hunted by Khemmis, released 21 October 2016 1. Above The Water 2. Candlelight 3. Three Gates 4. Beyond The Door 5. Hunted NAMED THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR FOR 2016 BY DECIBEL MAGAZINE. The first album from Denver’s Khemmis, ‘Absolution’, was released by 20 Buck Spin in July 2015 and slowly but surely steamrolled all that came in contact with its unforgettable heaviness and classic melodicism.
Release date: October 21st, 2016.
Released date 21 October 2016. Recorded at Flatline Audio. Music StyleDoom Metal. Members owning this album11.
On October 21, Denver-based doom metal band Khemmis will release their new album Hunted, via 20 Buck Spin.
The Denver-based rock quartet of Khemmis has been surging over the last 15 months. Their debut album, Absolution, received large amounts of praise from critics and fans alike for constructing a riveting blend of classic rock and doom metal upon its release last summer. Riding a celebratory wave and looking to scratch an insatiable writing itch, the group returned to the studio to begin work on their sophomore album.
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