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Khlyst - Chaos Is My Name Review

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Khlyst - Chaos Is My Name
Hydra Head Records
Khlyst is made up of James Plotkin (Khanate) and vocalist Runhild Gammelsaeter (Sunno). Chaos Is My Name is an appropriate title for this bizarre and completely unique CD.

The tracks on the CD are not traditional songs with riffs, choruses and hooks. They consist of ambient industrial noise punctuated by high pitched yowling vocals and screams. The press materials describe it as "being beat with a wet mattress while someone screams in your ear," which is as good a description as any to describe this very unusual sounding album.

The vibe of the album is dark and evil. The droning and rumbling low end creates a sense of suspense and dread. The vocals sound like they are straight from the bowels of hell. This is definitely not a CD for everyone, but if you have an open mind and enjoy the experimental side of metal you may dig this.

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