CD Reviews

Lebenssucht – Fucking My Knife EP

Written by Rich Dodgin

 

Lebenssucht means ‘Squeezing life out’ and, listening to this 3 track EP of dark / depressive black metal, it’s easy to see how apt a name it is for this band.

The music on the Fucking My Knife EP is dark, disturbing, and the experience of listening to it is not something you could describe as pleasant.  And yet, I’ve found myself putting this on repeat play over the last few days – something about the brooding nature of the tracks keeps drawing me back again and again.

Opening track, ‘Beloved Depression‘, is an almost overwhelming sonic attack of screaming vocals, pulverising riffs and despairing undertones.  It’s the audio equivalent of an art house splatter movie, and for the first couple of listens all I could do was hang on and hope I survived.  Have a listen and see exactly what I mean –

The other 2 tracks on the EP continue in the same vein and yet each subtly adds a number of other influences to the mix – including death metal, industrial music, and elements of dark ambient.

Fucking My Knife is highly recommended if you’re a fan of black metal, Dark Fortress, or of music that isn’t afraid to challenge the listener.  I for one will definitely be following these guys with interest to see what they do next.  Awesome stuff !!

Score: 8 out of 10

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Fucking My Knife information

Track List:
1. Beloved Depression
2. Until We Die
3. Fucking My Knife

Record Label:
Abstruse Eerie Radiance

Release Date:
9th of July 2016

Links
Official Facebook
Official Bandcamp

Band Info
S Caedes – lead vocals  
Déhà – guitars, bass, vocals
Ahephaïm – drums, vocals
Exil – live guitars, backing vocals
Abstrusus – live guitars, backing vocals

 

About the author

Rich Dodgin

I'm an Edinburgh based fiction writer, cat lover, and metal fan. My favourite genre is thrash metal – in particular those bands from the late 80's early 90's Venice Beach thrash / crossover scene, such as Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, Beowulf, No Mercy, and Uncle Slam. I'm also a huge fan of the Indian metal scene, which is producing some incredible bands and albums.

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