Kassad, a stalwart of the modern post-black metal scene, combines abrasive and gritty black metal with hallucinatory ambience and spiralling post-rock intricacy. Kassad’s name is synonymous with misery, futility, and madness of modern urban life.
Originally recorded in the sessions for 2020's "London Orbital" and now available for the first time as a single, "The Maze" continues to explore the idea of a malevolent, decaying city. The listener is trapped. There is nowhere to turn. And something is coming towards you through the tunnels of the maze.
released March 19, 2021
London Orbital was recorded and mixed at Lusus Studios, London
Mastering by Daniel Thabet at Liquid Studios
All music written and performed by Kassad
Artwork and photography by Brutal Colours: brutalcolours.com
"Deliciously cold, delectably dark, divinely twisted, this is an album of bleak blackness that haunts the memory long after it has ended."
-Games, Brrraaains, and a Head-banging Life
"The bleak darkness that radiates from London Orbital is one that fully submerses you. It’s not a happy album, and nor does it need to be. Instead, it fuels a sense of longing and misery that feels unnerving and still somehow, enjoyable. Kassad have found their niche with ‘urban black metal,’ and it offers the listener a glimpse into unflinching sorrow."
"There’s an anguished, hopeless feeling that suffuses this album. The music reeks of despair and urban misery, a gloom that permeates every part of each of the songs."
"London Orbital is fantastic album. It’s enjoyable and immersive, a modern take on Black Metal and has sprung from living in a city."
-Musipedia of Metal