What if Z'ev had written the intro to Darkthrone's "Blaze In The Northern Sky"? With that question in mind Finland's RAKHIM unearth "Crimson Umbrella" a two-track fit of kraut-noise psychosis, schizophrenic percussive clatter and layers of effects and over-processed vocal chants and screams. The nightmarish deconstruction of "Transylvanian Error" and "Ultimate Sword" bare only trace elements of main members Krypt and Rudimentor's day jobs in Circle and Pharaoh Overlord, with RAKHIM indulging in sonic terror too far gone for the aforementioned bands. Although the album's title makes reference to L.A.'s great Jesters Of Destiny, RAKHIM would more aptly call to mind Wolf Eyes filtered through a lengthy Faust tape jam. Best experienced through headphones at appropriately ear-bleeding volume.
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