Determined to keep the train rolling Khemmis has returned with Desolation, their third LP and fourth release in two years (Hunted in 2016, a single and then a split with Spirit Adrift in 2017, and now Desolation). Not content with taking much time off they have practically spent the last year on tour, recording the new album, going right back to shows and touring again, all while working their regular Denver jobs in between. So what’s changed since 2016’s Hunted? Not a damn thing and that’s good.
If you wanted that Khemmis sound, sweet riffs from Phil Pendergast and Ben Hutcherson, galloping songs driven by Zach Coleman’s drums, and heavy metal painted doom thanks to Dan Beires, then you came back to the right place. I was immediately hooked on “Isolation” and still am. This is Khemmis at their absolute best, writing songs that just flat out rock. Phil’s vocals sound good as always and on “Isolation” is still the same guy I’ve loved since “Ash, Cinder, Smoke” on Absolution. Even Ben gets some harsh vocal featuring -I feel like more so than on Continue reading ““Desolation” delivers more of what Khemmis does so well with heavy metal infused doom”