In an intense, atmospheric, melancholic, bleak and highly memorable fashion, Khandra burst through fire and brimstone with their debut EP All is of no avail. Armed with only two tracks, All is of no avail is a somber, grim, and biting record that is sure to rattle around in your head for some time to come. Each of the two tracks on this release are something to behold, and certainly not something to take lightly either. Right from the drop of the first note, Khandra does a great job of pulling your attention, captivating and mesmerizing you with harsh melancholic melodies. From the first few seconds on you have no choice but to listen and let Khandra take your mind through bleak and unsettling corridors.
With distorted and ever twisting riffs sewn together with howling blood curdling screams and tumultuous drumming, Khandra presents you with a tempest of blackened malevolence. Through and through, Khandra provides you with blistering dirges of sorrowful black metal that work their way in to your brain never to leave, only to dance around in your mind for days. Each track ebbs and flows, flowing from urgent malicious eruptions to more melodic groove filled passages. Both tracks are forever changing in tempo and style keeping you on a twisting and chaotic journey through both poisoned offerings.
All is of no avail is a roaring and unrelenting beast of a debut EP that is incredibly infectious and hard to forget. Through only two tracks you are gifted with over fourteen total minutes of black metal mastery. This EP is incredibly solid and well done and is one hell of a first outing for Khandra.
You can find All is of no avail right on Bandcamp