Baltimore’s Mast Year is a clanging, swaggering behemoth, covering noise rock, doom, black metal and post-hardcore in loping strides. A mature project from four longtime members of the DMV metal scene, Mast Year’s debut album Knife exhibits a powerful sense of controlled chaos, shifting between heavy, Jesus Lizard-indebted clamor and dramatic atmospherics.
Knife is out today on Grimoire Records, a tremendously underrated label that has been showcasing the region’s best heavy music for a decade.
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