Sunday, April 10, 2016

Grimmness​ & Kastchei - split (2016)


Year: 2016
Genre: Black Metal
Country: UK

Track List:
  1. Grimmness - Sun / Burnt Earth / Worthless
  2. Kastchei - Unholy Shitstorm In The Endless Spiralling Thread / Terraforming The Inner World / Orbiting / The Matter

Kastchei is a self-described "weird black metal" one-man project, which was previously featured on this blog among other artists in the "The Death Of A Modernist: Ritual vol.1" compilation. Here's a split EP with another UK-based one-man project, Grimmness. Both bands are left-wing and both of them are fed up of seeing people supporting bands who abuse their position to spout fascistic rhetoric. Grimmness' side takes a heavy blackened crust approach, and to be honest, I like it more than the Kastchei side (which has a more of a punky deathrock feel). The lyrics on the Grimmness' side aren't particularly political, while Kastchei's lyrics deal with "alienation and a lack of self-actualisation, drawing ideas from surrealism and existentialism/absurdism to explore the effects of capitalism on the mental states and social perceptions of human beings".

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