Monday, December 18, 2017

N.K.V.D. - Hakmarrja (2014)


Suffocatingly heavy, martial-industrial-infused black metal. Hakmarrja is utterly crushing, yet hypnotic in effect, with huge chords ringing out over mid-paced, programmed drums, as monstrous vocals and samples echo throughout the abyss. The sound of a world burning to ashes.

For those of you who are wondering: No, N.K.V.D. are not a Nazi band. They're a concept band dealing exclusively with totalitarian and otherwise oppressive systems throughout history, but they're not endorsing any of them, or painting them in anything other than a terrifyingly negative light.

Track listing:
1. Exordium
2. Hakmarrja
3. Wolfschanze
4. Za Krajla
5. The Invisible Empire
6. Travail-Famille-Patrie
7. Batallion Vostok
8. U.C.K.
9. Red Silence
10. Excipit

Under the blood of centuries

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Borgne -
III (2007)
P.H.O.B.O.S. -
Atonal Hypermnesia (2012)

3 comments:

  1. Woah, this is one of the heaviest, most crushing albums I've ever heard. Amazing. They're from my country yet I'd never heard of them before! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. "No, N.K.V.D. are not a Nazi band. They're a concept band dealing exclusively with totalitarian and otherwise oppressive systems throughout history, but they're not endorsing any of them, or painting them in anything other than a terrifyingly negative light."

    Glad to read this!

    Loic.F

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  3. what a shitty world where you have to defend your posts....

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