Hailing from Northamptonshire, Krsysthla unleash their follow up to the 2017 release Peace In Our Time, an album which gained them some serious traction as they charted alongside Mastodon and While She Sleeps. Looking to continue the momentum, Worldwide Negative will be the bands third release as the powerful and aggressive assault continues.
The album bursts into live with ‘Negative’ in the best way possible, an all-out attack. Using quick and punchy drums beats, chaotic chords, and an aggressive vocal, this industrial sounding, djent tinged machine bursts into life in serious fashion, channelling the current position of the world seeming to be in such a dark place as its narrative. The guitars are like chunky chainsaws as they rip away at the music and the drums batter any resilience.
‘Negative’ is followed by ‘Reawaken’ in more ways than just the track list. It is around getting through the darkest places, realising that you are not alone and there is a way out as musically it follows a similar format with a bass led unrelenting influx of technical aggressive music, however this track leans a little more on clean vocals, although the aggression is still there for the majority.
This approach to the album certainly flows through the release as the band tasckle some sensitive and very real issues with equally complex constructions and sounds that are produced by the quintet that make up this British beast.
The album is 8 tracks that span 43 minutes, allowing for the full subject matter to be fully explored and the listener to be fully immersed in what is a very emotive album that is both therapeutic and eye opening. Whilst the subjects may trigger some people through their own experiences, it also provides the perfect platform to scream, head bang or mosh your feelings out. It certainly feels good to be provided with that opportunity of release.
‘The Gift’ closes the album tackling the very real issues of people taking their own life and what happens to those left behind, but again with the aggression provided musically, the subject matter has the perfect outlet for emotions and feelings to flow.
Worldwide Negativeis a bold album that has not shied away from emotive subjects, mental health issues or the feelings that these subjects tend to bring with them. Whilst raising awareness they have also provided a coping strategy that will reach out and help many people and also providing some very impressive and heavy music along the way. I look forward to hearing those selected tracks live at Bloodstock this weekend!
Worldwide Negative is released August 16thvia PHD.
- Grief Is New Love
- Zero Sum Game
- White Castles
- Psalm Of Heartlessness
- Aurea Mediocritas
- The Gift