Khanate get scary at Sneaky Dee's tonight (Thursday, September 22). Rating: NNN
Even though Halloween's still a ways away, it looks like the cheery fellas in Khanate have decided to get started a little early and release some incredibly creepy and frightening music. As one of a bajillion experimental/doom projects from the prolific Stephen O'Malley (of Sunn O)))) fame), Khanate's third full-length is an exercise in avant-doom full of droning guitars, dark ambience and bludgeoning drums that don't keep time so much as smash down violently like some kind of blunt weapon. Not to mention a genuinely blood-curdling performance by singer Alan Dubin. With only two tracks in 43 minutes, Capture ends up sounding like a slow-motion soundtrack to some horrific murder.