Khlyst is one of the later projects headed up by James Plotkin,
who's been involved in all sorts of bands over the years
most recently seen in the late
A lot of what Plotkin has been involved in is
some sort of extreme noisefest, and Khlyst is no exception,
if anything this is even less structured and more out-there
than his previous works.
He does most of the work here himself, save percussion
by his old Khanate bandmate Tim Wyskida and a quite
chilling vocal performance by one Runhild Gammalsaeter --
her growls, shrieks, moans, and assorted tortured voices
make for a rather harrowing listening experience.
Musically, it's drone-ish, at times ambient and at other
times rather cacophonous.
Really a pretty bizarre project and clearly tailored to a select
few -- traditional metalheads probably aren't going to get too
much out of this.
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Chaos Is My Name
Reviews: Metal Observer
- Runhild Gammelsaeter
- James Plotkin
- Tim Wyskida