KARLOFF / KHAOS split 7" EP

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KARLOFF / KHAOS split 7" EP

KARLOFF / KHAOS split 7" EP

Black vinyl ltd to 300 copies

Karloff formed in 2018 as a means for erstwhile Graveyard Ghoul member Tom Horrified to blow off some punk-oriented steam with a couple close comrades. Describing their sound as “raw obscure punk turns into blackness,” it didn’t take long for the band to record their first recording, Demo ’18, but it was the following Raw Nights mini-album a year later where KARLOFF kicked into high gear. Released to widespread acclaim with the preceding demo tracks tacked on, Raw Nights strutted with sleazy confidence and an infectious sense of bash/crash/slash that struck deep into the heart of what makes the best of both punk and metal.

Khaos = Old school death metal from the depths of south Germany
"I liked them the first time I saw their logo. Why? Well it has the Symbol of Chaos behind it, and for those of you that don’t know, it’s an eight pointed symbol, meaning basically that any fucking thing can happen, and no doubt will happen. Used by Bolt Thrower back in the day and others of course for their own reasons, I get it, because I am a firm believer that this is a fact. Life teaches us that, unless you have your head stuck in a rabbithole and aren’t paying any attention. The second thing that got me was that they are indeed, Death Metal, and I’m guessing you guessed I like that. I said so, as you can see. The third? Well, the music for fuck’s sake.That’s what we are here to talk about aren’t we! Did I mention Bolt Thrower? Well, yeah they are definitely in the mix, So is Asphyx, Hail of Bullets, and any other kick arse material you may care to mention that invokes images of tanks and other heavy war type shit running rampant over the days of old. Heck, at the end of track two “Hetzer” we even get the sound of a tank (or maybe a Halftrack, not entirely sure) and that lovely sound that only the continuous track system of propulsion can deliver. A noise you don’t get to hear very often unlesss driving the fucking thing.
Four songs of utter brilliance, and you can make your own interpretations. The last song “Set Me Free” even has a sort of Black Metal tilt to it, reminding me somewhat of later day Satyricon..These German lads aren’t here to fuck spiders as we say down under, they are here to make you soil your pants as they do Panzer donuts on your front lawn. They are more than welcome to tear mine to pieces, and also blow up any one that complains. This is one you must have. That’s a fact."
- VM-UNDERGROUND.com