Ripping out of the Memphis underground with their debut single is KNOLL. A group of college-age musicians have crafted their take on grindcore-meets-death metal – adding their own twists on the genre, and sparing nothing in their razor sharp delivery. Today they have released their debut single, Scattered Prism, which is available to stream now on all digital platforms.
Of the single, the band comment:
“Scattered Prism is the first in a series of sonic batterings spanning the winter months. We recorded it as a fragment of a much larger piece, encompassing the first iterations of experiments with sound and its geometry. The track is descriptive of an innumerably sided prism that expands and contracts, permeating the psyche as a manifestation of intrusive thought.”
Scattered Prism is a precursor for future missives from KNOLL, but it’s more than enough to get your teeth into. Offering up discordant aggression and oppressive atmosphere, Scattered Prism is the first work to emerge from recording sessions with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recordings, in Chicago, IL, this past summer. The song was then mixed by Kurt Ballou and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Despite present circumstances curtailing their live activity, they have already notched up performances with The Black Dahlia Murder, Negative Approach, Sanguisugabogg, Today Is The Day and more heavy hitters. Until conditions allow for their live aural assault to recommence, KNOLL in a recorded form is just the blistering experience needed to tide us over.
Scattered Prism is self-released on November 6, with further music set for release in due course.