KEEP OF KALESSIN - Kolossus (12" Gatefold DOUBLE LP)
Norway | Melodic Black/Death
"Keep of Kalessin has always received the praise of the underground, never quite rising up to the top and gnashing their teeth at those above. Now they have captured the head fortress of metal bands evolving into a genre of their own. Thebon's vocals have a greater commanding tone on 'Kolossus,'like a general leading his army with a clear, resonating voice turning to dry rasps of blood hunger. The instrumentation is impeccable and many moods are summoned throughout the album, of peace and of war. Obsidian C. has written countless jewel encrusted guitar riffs and hooks that glimmer like a king's crown while Wizziac and Vyl churn the waters and call forth the storms with their bass pulses and drumming rains of fire.