Album Review: Khemmis – “Desolation”

Khemmis - Desolation

Denver’s Khemmis took the fast lane to acclaim on debut Absolution and quickly followed it with the ante-upper Hunted and now return with Desolation which will catapult the band into a stratosphere they’ve yet to see. And it should because it’s THAT good. Take everything that made those first two a success, split it, mix it, swirl it and make it, for lack of a better word, better and you have this album. Weird right? Not really, since in my opinion bands with any salt at all will do their best to better themselves and their craft. Khemmis are hungry and it shows time and again. Here they’ve topped themselves but more than that have truly entered the all exclusive hall of heavy metal legends and with three albums of top quality I can’t see this stopping anytime soon. Continue reading

Album Review: Khemmis – “Hunted”

Khemmis - Hunted

In order to reach the same pinnacle as last year’s breakout debut Absolution, Khemmis must follow up with something more than special on their second full length Hunted. And this four piece has found a way to not only reach that lofty goal but eclipse it. Their slow burn doom is still incendiary but the classic rock/metal approach here is second to none. That was what made Absolution such an overnight success but here it’s better, more focused and broader in scope than it was just a year ago. Khemmis leave no doubt with this triumphant second album that they are no flash in the pan. Continue reading