khemmis Absolution (digipak CD, £10.50)label: 20 Buck Spin
This is one polished humdinger of a debut by KHEMMIS. Often within the scope of a single song Khemmis veers effortlessly between the crushing heaviness of Southern Sludge and the sombre melodicism of Traditional Doom, cohesively weaving the disparate styles into their own immediately recognisable form. Vocally Khemmis utilise a dual approach, sometimes harsh, but mostly via stunningly smooth classic Doom/Heavy Rock vocals that even adamant fans of Pete Stahl and Wino will applaud. The powerfully adept rhythm section perfectly anchor the towering riff mastery and colourful dual guitar harmonies. All brought together by Dave Otero’s (Cobalt, Nightbringer) pitch perfect production work. FFO: Goatsnake, Pallbearer, Samothrace, Graves At Sea, Red Fang, Yob. Fantastic Frazetta inspired cover art by Sam Turner (Speedwolf, Black Breath, Trve Brewing).
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