Followers of these hallowed pages should have read Will’s coverage of the latest album by Oslo residents KITE. Entitled Currents, the trio bring us nine devasting tracks that, for the lazy, could simply be tagged as post-hardcore and sludge. That is however doing them a disservice as over the course of its forty-nine minutes, the sonics on offer deliver a hell of a lot more.
As Will stated in his review, KITE ‘produce a style of heaviness that combines the deep post-metal layers of Neurosis with the brutal and tormented sludge of EyeHateGod and the raw quasi-metal punk of My War era Black Flag’, then adds that ‘tracks like Ferret, Murdress and Turbulence pulsate with a ferocious, angular style of riffing’. Now today, just 24 hours prior to its official release through Majestic Mountain Records, it’s our absolute pleasure to bring you Currents in its entirety below…
More On KITE & ‘Currents’
Recorded at an abandoned pig farm in Hamar, Norway by the band and producer Fredrik Ryberg (Andrew W.K.), Currents is the latest entry in a collection of rare, intermittent, yet wholly compelling releases by the Oslo-based sludge/post-hardcore trio, KITE.
Aiming to reboot the buzz built around last year’s Argonauta Records-approved album, Irradiance, the band is thrilled to be stepping out into the void once more, backed by the clout of a mighty new battalion.
‘The team behind Majestic Mountain Records are solid idealists with a true passion for music,’ explains vocalist/guitarist, Ronny Flissundet. ‘We’ve been truly impressed by the fantastic work they’ve done with the likes of Jointhugger and Draken. Having met them personally at numerous Roadburn Festivals down the years, they just feel like the perfect match for us.’
01. Idle Lights
06. Infernal Trails
09. Unveering Static
Ronny Flissundet – Vocals, Guitars
Bjarne Ryen Berg – Drums
Ole Christian Helstad – Bass, Vocals
KITE and their new album Currents releases tomorrow, 8th October, through Majestic Mountain Records.