MMXX marks the return of the entity known as K.F.R with a brand-new album rightfully titled Nihilist and proudly released by Purity Through Fire.
For the first time in almost 10 years, this album was properly mixed and mastered in a real studio, the Opus Magnum Studio owned by Déhà in Belgium. And you can hear the difference without altering the overwhelming feeling of darkness that’s the signature sound of K.F.R. In fact, Nihilist is even darker than the previous releases…
It is also the most personal one, as mainman Maxime Taccardi dealt with his own demons in it. Some of the songs are autobiographical, like “I’m a Sick Painter” or Insect Boy,” and while being black metal to its core, Nihilist manages to go beyond that by exploring different territories and reflects more on the psyche of the audience. K.F.R has always been a long journey of experimentations, and Nihilist feels like the achievement of all those years of musical and philosophical research.
On the 30th of June, prepare for something out of the box in the well-known French black metal scene and dare to delve into the depths of the sick painter behind K.F.R. Nihilist will be released on A5 digipack and gatefold double-LP vinyl formats, with the latter version including a demo bonus.
In the meantime, a whole grip of graphic videos from Nihilist have been revealed. See & hear the aforementioned “I’m a Sick Painter” HERE and “Insect Boy” HERE, while “All I See is You” can be viewed HERE and “Lord of the Flies” HERE, all at Maxime Taccardi’s official YouTube channel. Cover art, courtesy of Taccardi, and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for K.F.R’s Nihilist
1. Ô Mastema
2. Lord of the Flies
3. Insect Boy
4. Mastema, Ruler of Larvae
6. Exil Métaphysique
7. I’m a Sick Painter
8. All I See is You
9. It’s not Over Yet (The Raping of Symphony 7)