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THE SECOND WAVE

Khoma

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.70 | 8 ratings

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Wolf Spider
5 stars A rare gem indeed!

I can't believe there have only been one review of this album so far! First things first - this is not post metal. If you're looking for something similar to ISIS, CoL, Minsk or Neurosis there's a good chance you will be disappointed with this album, if it would be up to me Khoma would have ended in Crossover Prog or Heavy Prog category. They blend a little post metal to their sound but that's only a part of what Khoma has to offer - there is also a lot of indie rock and prog rock and by that I mean Radiohead and elements of Procupine Tree perhaps.

On to the album. The word that describes it the best is beauty. This is simply a beautiful album packed with emotions and melodies that will drill straight into your heart and brain and will stay there for a long, long time. The songs here are preety simple - they are based on a typical verse - chorus scheme, the verses are usually quiet while the chorus explodes with heaviness and guitar fury. Khoma likes to experiment with their sound and so they use string instruments i.e. in The Guillotine but also they are familiar with electronic sound. What drove my attention was Jans magnificent voice - very emotional and soft, yet powerfull. He remains one of my favorite singers. What I like about this album is that it doesn't have a weak song, my favorite songs are Stop Making Speeches, Like Coming Home, Medea and One Of Us Must Hang but to be honest all eleven are great.

I hear that this album is preety hard to get nowadays, but still if you have the chance to get it, do it without hesitation and you won't regret it! A masterpiece of modern rock!

Wolf Spider | 5/5 |

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