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Hear the furious and Disorienting Memphis deathgrind of KNOLL “Scattered Prism”

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KNOLL makes me want to run away. In a good way. Listening to their frenzied deathgrind, I feel like I’ve tapped into the fears of someone deeply entrenched in the material world. That person who bought a caramel macchiato every morning and one day they woke up and Starbucks was closed because of COVID-19. Like the dad at the park the other day who looked at me with terror in his eyes and said, “I just want to stop talking about it,” with a fearful quiver in his voice. I’ve crawled inside their worldview, and yeah, that shit is scary, so I’m going to retreat back into communing with the universal energies and discovering my inner peace. But this Memphis band is doing the Underlord’s work by bringing this 3D world shadow to the light on their single “Scattered Prism.” It’s a harmoniously dissonant blend of death metal and grindcore that will shake all your chakras, and you can pick it up here. We’re stoked to be sharing the video for “Scattered Prism” below, an equally disorienting visual directed by Frank Huang and with additional visuals by Noah Guffin and Ethan McCarthy. Stay tuned for more from this young band, because I see a wonderfully dark future in store for them.

The response to the single alone has been incredible thus far. We’ve been musically dormant working behind the scenes, and are grateful to be welcomed in this way. Working with Frank Huang, Noah Guffin, and HELL SIMULATION (Ethan McCarthy of Primitive man) to create a visual representation as acidic as its counterpart was especially rewarding. This video incorporates geometric interpretations from the song’s lyrics to be expanded upon in a larger accompanying release.

Recorded summer 2020 with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recordings, mixed by Kurt Ballou, and mastered by Brad Boatright. 

Photo: TokyoAnt

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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