Things Viral (Reissue) (Vinyl 2LP)

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American drone-doom metal supergroup Khanate have announced the reissue of their first two studio albums on Sacred Bones. Their self-titled 2001 debut arrived with what the label affectionately describe as "all the pleasant ambiance of a plane crash site", while its follow-up Things Viral (2003) slowed things to an eerily glacial pace. Featuring members of SUNN O))), Burning Witch, and Blind Idiot God, Khanate might just be the evil-est band of all time, and if that's not a selling point, we don't know what is - Flying Out

Sensing that defenses to their contagion were down, Things Viral (2003) withdrew from any familiar or friendly shapes. On their second offering, the band decelerated to its own tempo, freezing the decay of the debut in a shocking and powerful stasis.

Pitchfork lauds, “Khanate have that skill for unfolding an action in such excruciating detail that you’re slowly edged off your seat... Things Viral is extreme enough to appeal to people who don’t have any interest in metal; the members cross metal pedigrees with noise-drone-art-damage bands-- from Burning Witch and Old, to Sunn 0))), to Blind Idiot God’s Tim Wyskida on drums. It’s committed but not overbearing, too resolute and unyielding to resist; it’ll grab your skull and hold you achingly still as it thrashes through the depths, then totally, quietly wears itself out.”


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