Massively overlooked by pretty much everyone, Khoma have been fairly quiet since the release of 2010's astonishing A Final Storm. Not one to shy away from shimmering shades of light and dark, Khoma release music fit for a swedish horror, yet at the same time always instilling a sense of wonder and beauty into the mix.
2004's debut album Tsunami was a startling record. Here, the band emerged fully formed with songs that were instantly memorable, but haunting and sad, but never depressing. They were doing Muse better than Muse were at the time, and always keeping it heavy! The vocals were just pitch perfect, always fragile, always commanding.
Then along came The Second Wave in 2006. A genuine masterpiece, the album was hailed by the underground metal community as something very special, and although not even popular enough to be a minor success, all who heard it instantly fell in love. Updating, and bettering, many of the songs from Tsunami, The Second Wave was a crushing and powerful statement of pure, heartbreaking sorrow. The emotion of every note, every second of quiet solitude, or mind numbing heaviness, would drip from the speakers, the lush melodies tingling down the spine. It should have been massive.
Fast forward four long years, and the instant classic A Final Storm was released. Although it appears to have slipped under the radar of pretty much everybody, it expanded and improved upon the foundations laid down by the two previous efforts. After its release, all went quiet again. You could have sworn the band was finished, that the party was over.
Fast forward two more years...
Ok, it's the 5th of November 2012. I'm browsing the internet and I randomly type in Khoma, just to see if anything was happening.Read more ›