KHASM - FENRIS
Review by Sloof
A melting pot of Thrash, Death and Hardcore but with one musical universe where limits are forbidden, where regulations are meant to be broken and where authority will be demolished. Khasm is the name, and “Fenris” is the recipe. This monstrous wolf comes from Norse mythology where he’s the father of wolves and son of Loki. Fenris is foretold to kill the God Odin during the events of Ragnarök, but will in turn be killed by Odin’s son Vidar. For those that like these kind of stories, there is a Belgian fantasy comic book series by Jean Van Hamme and Polish graphic artist Rosinski, and the whole story of Thorgal Aegirsson, Kriss of Valnor and their spin-offs Yann where “The Severed Hand Of The God Tyr” was released in 2012.
Khasm has created four tracks and they recorded, mixed and mastered the brute story with Jocke Skog (Feared, Clawfinger). Their potential and determination is now revealed with an Old School attitude and raging vocals! There is also a little wink to Game Of Thrones with the track ‘Nightwatch’ where Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) joins in to add an enchanting solo, fitting perfectly with the mantra of the chorus. The band is new, innovatory, disruptive but at the same time paying homage to the originals! It’s a combination of Madball and DevilDriver, a mixture of Hatebreed and Celtic Frost, while some parts can be considered as influenced by Unleashed. This whole range of sounds and ideas are squished into four songs that have a total playing time of (only) 12 minutes. https://www.facebook.com/khasmofficial
My rating: 79 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish