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pretty poor turnout unfortunately. Still, cool night. Finally got to see Khariot (and figure out how to say it). Fucking hell Mikey, you make Meshuggah seem like a 4:4 band. Mad drumming. 

Haydz! glad u got to catch the set.  :headbang:
unfortunately people still say "carry-it". we will do a b-side with that title one day.

 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
this friday!!!

Western Australia / Re: KHARIOT - Disymposium Reviews
« on: January 21, 2012, 10:29:13 AM »
Khariot formed in 2008 in Perth, Western Australia. They are a self proclaimed mixed genre band, though their Myspace states 'death metal / experimental / progressive'. I first heard this band on the Western Alliance, ?Operation Metal Storm? compilation CD. After hearing their track I said, ?Definitely a good decision to put this one in the compilation; a band to investigate further!? And now I finally have my opportunity to check them out, so here we go.
Malediction Eclipse ? The introduction to this album is an instrumental track with one hell of an edge. It starts out with a tainted guitar melody yet quickly presents its true essence; chaotic, heavy and intense. With a duration of 03:42 and such extremities in the performance, you really need to be switched on. There are amazing guitar leads and melodies in here and some intricate drum work. It is one hell of a welcome to the CD.

Upon Thy Mortal Throne ? The brutality has truly inset and writhes through this next song. It is a very heavy form of death metal with smooth sounding, death vocals. There is also a black metal style of secondary vocals. This is the longest track on the album at 07:40 and it is filled with much diversity yet it maintains a solid direction. I love all these guitar leads! They aren?t poser leads either. They are nicely embedded within the rest of the music. Even amidst the chaotic tunes there is a nice groove to thrash along to. If all progressive metal were like this, I?d be ok with it. Great track!

Crimson Sanctorum ? Straight into this next track with a blistering bedlam. These guys are obviously very talented musicians as they manage to utilise every part of every instrument in such a complex fashion. They?d really want to have a decent sound guy at gigs lest it all ended up sounding like a blur. So much of this style of metal I hear is too chaotic for my liking, but the chaos I am hearing in here is strangely beautiful.

The Hermit ? Here we have another extended track at 07:08. It starts out with a whispered chant, but of course the insanity soon arrives. This one is heavy as fuck! The guitars and drums are simply slicing through the rhythms and beats like an adrenalized chainsaw at times. It is bewitching! As diverse in context as all these instruments are, they are all playing together as a band, as one. This is the attribute lost in most progressive and technical bands. This union is what makes Khariot kick arse!

Spectral Monarchy ? The drums hammer away furiously, maintaining the intricacies of their style throughout. The vocals are mainly blackened with a fair amount of regular death vocals. The guitars also continue on with their diverse melodies yet continually crunch out a follow able rhythm. This is a fairly long track at 06:36 and you shant know when the end approaches as it is sudden and seemingly nonexistent as it goes straight into the next track.

Dimension Shift ? Carrying on from the previous track is this instrumental. It is the shortest on the album at 00:58 and is basically an intermission for us all to collect ourselves as we prepare for the second half of the album.

Cacophony Of The Insane ? Another instrumental and an extended one at that with a duration of 05:52. It is atmospheric and technical with a consistent flow to indulge in. Though, it is also very heavy and involved. Toward the end, there are some added effects to obscure it all out.
Cerebral Continuum ? Here we have another lengthy track at 07:15. These guys must have a lot of stamina to be able to thrash out so intricately for so long for each song. This one is simply chaotic. The intensity and intrinsic nature of it all is bewildering. There are some good guitar leads in here and the drums are just amazing. I also really like the lyrics throughout this album. The sound engineering is also excellent.

Shade ? The pace remains at a decent level as the music returns to a blackened theme. It is well structured and engineered. There are a few added effects set into the background. The music continues to be heavy, chaotic and imposing.

...Of Frail Entanglements ? Here we have yet another extended track at 07:00 and I can only applaud the stamina required for creating this album. There is no letting up from this pace. The guitars relay impressive leads and melodies whilst the drums dispatch their unrelenting beats. All until the end of this track where it gets quite confusing and mentally irreparable as the song fades out.

11:11 ? Now for the final track on the album and it is an instrumental, filled with gentle yet maddening effects to cool us all down after one very intense album.

In essence, Khariot are some very talented musicians with a knack for brutal and technical tunes. This album is a conglomeration of death, black, technical and progressive metal. It is filled with many technical changes but it all flows perfectly well. You can follow along with it all easy enough and bask in its blackened bliss. To create a harmonious technical or progressive metal band you need to play as a band, not as singular people all playing at once. These guys have achieved that and because of that, this album is awesome.
The CD I received is the in-store version and I will tell you right now that it is the best CD sleeve I have seen! It is highly detailed and the presentation is excellent. But let?s back up a bit... The CD cover looks like Judas Priest?s cover, ?Sin After Sin?. However, it has a darker feel to it so I like this one better. The inner part of the front cover has the band and recording information. As this is a digipack, the sleeve is hidden in the front cover?s pocket. The design to retrieve this isn?t so good. I think a thumb cut would?ve made this design complete a perfect package. After I managed to get the sleeve out, I was in awe. The front covering of the sleeve bears the logo. As you open it up the beauty begins. It has all the available lyrics and for where there is none it has some artwork. All are detailed with the guitar leads and who did them, who wrote the lyrics and so on. There are various band member pictures which are all quality pictures and some other random, yet interesting artwork. On the last two inner back pages are the extended thank you lists. On the back of the cover is a faded track list. The CD itself bears the logo in black and silver. Underneath the CD slot is the construction from the front cover. On the very back of the CD cover is a clear, unnumbered track listing, placed above the maze from the front cover?s design.
If you are an admirer of the old black metal Bathory or Emperor or even just like your technical death metal in general, then you are going to love this! I knew there was something about them when I first heard them on that compilation and I am glad it?s all come into fruition. It?s definitely worth the purchase and I highly recommend adding this beauty to your physical CD collection and you can start by checking them out on the links below.

- D?a di Mort? / Mystic Metal / 14 November 2011

Independent / Southern Darkness Recordings (CD 2011)

Hi, this Kepol reviewing CD for a group called KHARIOT, and so the neighbors can see it ... Described precisely "Disymposium" is an album where you can disappear for quite a few hours. This is the album that bore not the easiest and the contents can not be fully embrace. Avant-garde fashion to the metal you say? Maybe so, but even if they are the authors of this mighty CD recorded for pre-emptive overwhelming majority of modern publications of this kind, which can easily start to compete with that even if UNEXPECT THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, taking into account the criterion of the creative visionary, because the musical horse KHARIOT members of a different drawer comes. The flight can be confirmed by the team to guess the inspiration.

Drummer Michael Rule game in seemingly chaotic, but in reality very complicated way, more or less how your set ostukuje Brann Dailor from MASTODON (eg, "Shade"), and the way it is also worth mentioning that customize guitars, characterized for duo Hinds / Kelliher, marked by many here really works (such as "Crimson Sanctorum", "Cerebral Continuum"). Being here on the agenda of logical melodic licks smuggle the skin of the whole mass exchanging the agreement with the broken section, guitar dissonance (eg, "Upon Thy Mortal Throne," "Spectral Monarchy") is an indispensable asset of the best albums Atheist. When such a "distorting mirror" put black metal, it becomes clear that the time to recall what bands like Deathspell Omega or ENSLAVED stylistic regions. But I have no chance to create you anything near a conclusive idea of this record. "Disymposium" sounds as if telepathically linked virtuosos nafaszerować some psychoactive substances, closed in separate recording studios, and then all gather together, mix and spend.

Composite templates are just outlines, suggestions for which KHARIOT musicians are most in agreement, but which do not close their road to the brave experimentation. Singing guitarists - Gavin Foo and Shah Zaini - a veritable miracles do flipping solos, piłując as race, the black and looping the band their mark, and already used by me is true, the term "section" will probably not fully adequate, because lots of waving chopsticks Rule's and perspiring with thick wires Darren Joy, are no exception to the rule of a strong "run over", which is governed by this album. Perth is Australia's isolated location, whose value has already realized many months ago, reviewing excellent "Decimator" the local NEVERBORN and where it can be noted even so promising representatives outside the box of metal, such as NEXUS or MALIGNANT MONSTER. KHARIOT it to me not only the name that will put another dot on the musical map of the city, but the team of much greater importance.

Rating: 9 / 10

theres also an interview with Kepol from Mroczna Strefa.
read the translation here -
original (in Polish) -

really need to get rid of these now... new car is due. prices and trades negotiable!

properboy pollute & starve and electrofaustus theremin not on hold anymore, so first to PM me will get it!

A/B pedal sold, theremin & feedback looper pending...

Western Australia / Re: jAck puts his sinning days behind him.
« on: October 16, 2011, 11:15:42 PM »
ahhh, sad news.
good luck for future projects Jack

WA Gigs / Re: Summon the Dark Ones - 20th August 2011
« on: August 20, 2011, 10:35:05 AM »
 :headbang: TONIGHT!  :headbang:

EDITED 20/01/12

SOLD - Randall XL Oversize Guitar Cab
loaded with Celestion G12T-75's
8 Ohm mono, 4 Ohm per side stereo
had it for about 2 years, gigged but good condition, hardly any marks or scratches, mesh cover and castors still good. big sound, crushing mids & lows.
$800 $600

- Schecter Lady Luck C1 Guitar
limited edition model
Alloy Grey colour, distressed hardware & pickups, 24 frets, 'Chick with Flags' inlay on 12th fret, racing stripe and dice artwork on headstock, great condition apart from a single ding just under the tone control, has an amazing feel to it.
25.5" with set neck ultra access
Mahogany body w/ mahogany & rosewood neck
Schecter Alnico Plus pickups (these sound REALLY good)
bought new mid 2009 from Billy Hydes.
$650 $500

- ESP LTD F-104 Bass
had it for about 3 years, has 2 autographs on it which can be easily removed. no dings or scratches apart from slight buckle rash on the back.
very smooth neck and great action. active pickups. mahogany / rosewood neck combination.
im not a bassist, and its been sitting here gathering dust.
$400 $350

SOLD - Morrison A/B Switch
one input to A/B
also can be used reversed, 2 instruments to one amp
its passive and doesnt need a power supply - but LEDs dont work. blue & red LEDs to indicate A/B with 9 volt adaptor (not included)

- Danelectro Fish N Chips EQ
good condition apart from one of the slider knobs which has broken off
9V operation (not included)

- Properboy Starve Pedal
now... this is an interesting pedal. bought it when I was deep into my circuit bending phase. using a 9V power supply to the "in" of the pedal, and a daisy chain to all your other pedals from the power "out", it "starves" the 9V power from your other pedals and causes some FREAKY sounds.
with distortions it causes some crazy grain effects, with delays it causes the tempo to be modulated and also break up like static. sounds vary from the type, make and signal chain of your setup.
This was a one-off make and only ONE type of decal per pedal. mine is Harvey Dent aka "Two-Face", from Batman. =)
my description probably doesnt do it justice, so watch the mayhem for urself -

- Properboy Pollute Pedal
a feedback looper. just as crazy a pedal. all passive.

- Electro-Faustus EF102 Photo Theremin
light triggered theremin. uses 9V battery, thats lasts for quite a while. mine is still running on the same battery since i bought it in 2010.
as new, hardly used.

SOLD - Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
havent used this in years and just gathering dust. had it for about 8 years.

- AKG UHF SR40 Guitar Bug Wireless System
very old school wireless system. there is no optional frequency, just turn it on. had picked up the radio once when I was walking around the house playing guitar. Never had it happen anywhere else apart from that one spot.
There is a master volume on transmitter and output from the module in balanced or unbalanced (XLR / TRS)
Transmitter works on AAA battery. Module is 12V 300mA

Pictures on request, many of this stuff is searchable via google. Located NOR. PM / TXT on 0400 221 386.
Really after cash to fuel my holiday, but offers and trades will be considered.

Western Australia / Re: KHARIOT - Disymposium Reviews July 2011
« on: August 07, 2011, 10:42:21 AM »
none of the reviews that came in this month were in english... enjoy some googly translated reviews!   :headbang:  :rofl:

Wow, what have we here now? An extreme progressive metal quartet called Khariot from Australia, and I think they have come a long way down in the right direction. Disymposium is the first picture of the band, with a full-length album. Features a beautiful digipak that recently landed on my doormat.

It provides a hefty dose of speed, rolling bass drums, riff work with extreme excesses that are sometimes beyond the human brain, and a black metal-like scream that can scare up even more because Khariot brings an impressive piece of music with this album. Sometimes you feel that you go to it is moving in a more progressive approach like Meshuggah and not much later you get the impression that you are in the melancholic hold of Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir. This album should be experienced as a whole. Each song contains in itself so much momentum, so many ingredients that it is impossible and unnecessary to describe the number for number. Surprising is the adventurous interlude in Cacophony Of The Insane. The number jumps just a bit more, but still musically as sick (or worse), although some parts are reversed.

In terms of production and sound, there is nothing to complain about on Disymposium. All the elements come into their own and for a debut album is simply impressive.

Looking for a rustic plate for some background music while reading a good book? Then do not grab this record. Lovers of musical extremism definitely check this. Khariot may not be for everyone but it delivers a great performance with this impressive hour of music.


- Martijn van den Beukel (5th July 2011)

KHARIOT is an Australian Death Metal band, but in no way are the typical Death Metal band. They have a lot of the basic Death Metal elements, but add in so much more to create a fresh sound for themselves. The music is very brutal & raw, but at the same time is very technical and intricate. This is the bands debut release filled with melodies, twin harmonies, technical guitar riffs, all out thrashing riffs, thick haunting bass lines and blasting spastic drums. This is topped off by some mid ranged harsh Death growls mixed with lower ended Death growls. These guys are like a mix of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, RUSH, DREAM THEATER, MESHUGGAH covered in tons of Death Metal brutality and mixed with cold harsh old school Black Metal.

- Burt Wolf (July 2011)

The Australian band Khariot comes up with a self-released album called ?Disymposium?. Khariot plays extremely complex music that is hard to comprehend. They?re keen on using dissonance and unusual drum patterns. As a result it sometimes seems like a math-core band playing black metal. Strange but interesting. Whether it is aesthetically pleasing I cannot tell (yet). The enormous amounts of breaks, shifts and overall complexity puts me off after a while. It's just too much to take in. So enjoy in moderation. If the idea of a musical marriage of Deathspell Omega and Meshuggah doesn?t seem weird to you, you might find Khariot just the thing. - 70/100

- Roel De Haan (20th July 2011)

Australian techno-death-metal bands are not a rarity than the techno-death-metal bands of any other nationality. Suffice it to recall ALCHEMIST, one of the great avant-garde death-metal team for the nation is enough. The debut album KHARIOT has released was not intended to enter the Hall of Fame of this style, but has some great moments in itself.

First, this gorgeous edition format digi-pack. In this age of "digital" technologies such extravagance can only call for respect, but, I think, KHARIOT knowingly decided to please the few fans. Their stuff has a very anxious feeling to it, and it fuels the look of the cardboard box best.

"Disymposium", from the very first chord starts to force the mind of the listener. With that kind of violence, it certainly disturbs the pituitary gland to the hypothalamus, and will be extremely pleasing to fans of unorthodox death-metal. Not a moment's peace, nor a moment of respite - KHARIOT twists and twist minds, transforming them into savory "farshik".

There is certainly a level of perverse aesthetic pleasure when listening to this album. It all depends on the level of decoding that your brain can painlessly endure. There is a truth I have found, and always the same question when listening to these albums. Is there a meaning to the ugliness of these compositions? Or are they here simply to pulverize brains into powder? - 6/10

- Vit Belov 15th July 2011

Disymposium, the latest album from KHARIOT, came from faraway Perth here to Saarland... and somehow you would only expect simple cheese ? la AC/DC from Australia. In the land of kangaroos, KHARIOT proves that theory wrong. With the first taste of 'Disymposium', one can only ask "what is this noise?", but with further listens, alot of its subtleties reveal themselves. Fans of catchy music, however, should keep an open mind. The band delves into lots of breaks, tempo changes, disharmony and leaning through the bars of the Australian bush, it is a joy... Or a pain, depending on how you perceive it.

"Disymposium" is a mindfuck, on the surface it may appear as noise, yet one can see that the musicians simply live outside of the box. The mixture is simply just wrong, and I'd have to say that the instrumentals are more successful than the songs with singing. It alternates between the two guitarists Shah Zaini and Gavin Foo on vocals, agonizing screams one moment, brutal growls on the next.

Though it may seem like the band does not have a set direction in terms of genre, if one keeps in consideration that the disk is still only the debut of the band, it can easily be overlooked on this point. They seem to be creating an all new sound of their own. Lovers of wild frickeling will definitely have their fun with this record. - 6/10

- Anne / 20th July 2011

Here, we are offered a pretty impressive, highly technical and complex album from the Australians, KHARIOT. The four have released snippets of earlier works since 2006 and 'Disymposium' is anything but easy to digest. It is a rather baffling 'frickeling', confusing in its breaks and shifts, and its interchanging guitar parts from left and right speakers makes the whole chunk of music difficult to digest. And its damn well done. Guaranteed to be suitable for fans of CYNIC and ATHEIST. A masterpiece in itself, everyone should listen to this death/prog work.

- Madrebel / 27th July 2011

*there are definitely consistencies here. so far the word 'mindfuck' has appeared in every review, and for ze germans... 'gefrickel / frickeling'

WA Gigs / Summon the Dark Ones - 20th August 2011
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:15:36 PM »

*posted on behalf of Paul Di Scerni
Come help me and me twin bro help celebrate our 21st. If you dont know us then come down and check out some fine Perth Metal with Khariot, Advent Sorrow, Empires Laid Waste, Animistic and I.V.K providing the nights brutal entertainment with 2 possibly 3 more bands to be confirmed. For all those that are helping me and Dan celebrate get down to the Civic at 6:30 for early drinks for all others doors will be 7:30 and entry will b...e a measly 10$ Hope to see all there. \m/

20th August 2011 - The Civic Hotel
Doors: 7:30pm, Entry: 10$
Line up

7:50 - 8:20 - I.V.K.​ges/IVK/169120179793007

8:40 - 9:10 - Animistic​imisticOfficial

9:30 - 10:00 - Khariot​ariot

10:20 - 10:50 - Empires Laid Waste​pireslaidwaste

11:10 - 11:50 - Advent Sorrow​ges/Advent-Sorrow/23588463​4386

Executioner Promotions,​ges/Executioner-Promotions​/188220604570319

Over their short lifespan, Khariot have set themselves the seemingly impossible task of welding deathly grind to prog metal. That?s one genre characterised by fleetingly abrasive bursts of anger, the other an assortment of rambling tracks that morph before your eyes over an aching passage of time. The result is, naturally, an infinitely complex warzone that has to be heard to really be believed.

The result is like this manic welding job between bands; one offering the unstoppable force, the other the immovable object. There is an impressively-crafted proficiency married to this chameleonic imagination - it makes them sound like Psycroptic covering Protest The Hero songs. They also offer this blackened death undercurrent that you could liken to 1349 giving their take on a Cephalic Carnage set. Pretty nuts, huh? All this mind-blowing mayhem and yet the music has a clearly defined path. Whether it runs along it as smoothly as it could do is debatable.

'The Hermit' offers you rambling scales, damaging chugs and rolling double-kick. You also get interwoven pig grunts and scowling top-end which team up for the scathing lines "Damn you, cursed sun! I am the tainted one! First of the last-born son", all around a section of proggish guitar that picks its way through the carnage of all that has gone before. There's a slog of unexpected piano and bow-effect synth that beckons you through from 'Dimension Shift' to the fascinating instrumental layering of 'Cacophony Of The Insane'. There is definitely some method in this madness.

Yet, there are times when the tracks become like overworked dough - like the structures have been fiddled with until their constituent parts have started to flake away to leave this incohesive mess. 'Cerebral Continuum' suffers badly from an ambitious sequence of drums and overtly jazzy stringwork. Likewise, 'Spectral Monarchy' which drives its weighty tank over most of its content. 'Crimson Sanctorium' isn't far behind but, at least, offers a section of recognisable rhythm within to settle the stomach. When they do segment the music, you are able to grab onto the coat-tails of the more insane material. I'm talking about the kind of slow-build that '...Of Frail Entanglements' offers, with its solid lump of progressive power lurking menacingly within. When you are steered through like this, to their audaciously manic attack, the music absolutely demands your attention.

Sadly, more than anything though it is the lack of fun that comes from this conglomerate of styles. It's the kind of album that comes with a frown and the bonus option of a splitting migraine; it's a work of artistic integrity that must be appreciated within its own space. Heads will nod appreciatively, oh yes, but will they be attached to thrashing bodies? I certainly have my doubts. 'Disymposium' isn?t a thing of beauty, by no means, but it is something to pin up and marvel at every now and again.

- John Skibeat (MTUK Metal 'Zine / June 2011)
original version here --->

WA Gigs / Re: RUSSIAN CIRCLES (USA) - The Bakery, September 17
« on: June 29, 2011, 08:14:25 PM »
Found these guys yonk ago when i stumbled across "Enter", and it blew my mind. There have been fuckall shows that ive really been wanting to go this year, and THIS happens, AFTER i booked my euro trip.

same with Pestilential Shadows & Erebus Enthroned. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH

someone promise to get me a shirt. fucken fuck

Lovers of chaotic, highly technical, extreme progressive Death Metal, who eat ATHEIST and CYNIC for breakfast, clean plates full of NOCTURNUS, NECROPHAGIST and ASCENDANCY for lunch, shove down lots of MASTODON, ILLOGICIST, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, GORGUTS and ION DISSONANCE for dinner, for a balanced diet, and at night sneak some nibbles of SADIST and the like, will spend many fun hours with the debut of a West Australian band by the name of KHARIOT.

"Disymposium" is indeed an unusual, enormously eventful safari through unsteady compositions full of breaks, changes, heavy beats, unrestrained instrumental mindfucks, disharmonies etc. etc, in which KHARIOT, in their very long, ahem, songs produce a disastrous, brutal, dark atmosphere, which only a few "Ultrafrickelcombos" (???) get in a series.

Perfectionists will probably have some complaints about the somewhat underground sound. Personally I would call it rather welcomely organic and natural. Likewise one critic or another could call it "structureless" and the famous "too much," and even perhaps bellow out something like "hey, the point is to be hell-bent on showing what you can do, right?" Yet what the band has done here seems quite appropriate, as if the quartet simply has a penchant for this stuff. They're like a wild hedgehog with a free spirit and a good measure of insanity, not having to obey any law of songwriting.

CONCLUSION: The debut is a musical nightmare, in the positive sense, which challenges the listener with intricate arrangements and countless showpieces--without big-name studio production, without self-reduction. Because sometimes strongly similar Ideas hardly interfere.

P.S.: How the hell does one come up with such a crappy digipack design? The thing looks so stable and is also very stylish, but somebody explain to me now just this once, please, how one should without incident pick a 20-page booklet out of the digipack cover, which serves as a sleeve, if the opening of this already narrow sleeve isn't located on the outside, but rather inside, such that the half-glued CD tray half blocks the space to take it out? When trying to open it by careful pressure on the upper and lower edges of the opening, I tore a good four centimeters of the cover. If you so wish to read the booklet, then use a thin, not too sharp gripping tool?I could go on cursing this thing.

- 11 / 15

- written by CHRIS P. (Muzik Reviews / 19th June 2011)
- German to English translation by JEREMY SWIST / ZEPHYRUS
original link (

***Khariot - On the subject of the digipack design... we have heard numerous occasions of the aforementioned having occured. The digipack was originally intended to have an opening at the outer edge of the sleeve and the printing company messed it up. Best solution - have the digipack opened inside out so the opening of the sleeve is facing the floor. With the thumb and fingers from one hand slightly squeezing the top and bottom ends of the cover sleeve, the booklet will come loose and gravity will do the rest... what is it with Perth printing companies always fucking up the cds?

After forming in 2008, the Australian band, Khariot, has finally released their debut studio album called "Disymposium." With this album, the quartet of Perth are out to capture success in the progressive extreme metal scene.

The eleven songs of "Disymposium" form a good progressive album; changing rhythms created on the basis of good technique and some instrumental melodies that break the apparent tragedy. With two different voices, KHARIOT know how to intersperse with guttural voice and shrill cries from beyond the grave. For its part, the lower vocals work in a notorious fashion while the guitars give us different riffs and speed changes and are mixed with battery with excellent touch to create a mournful and dark atmosphere while we bathe in suspense.

Themes such as "Upon Thy Mortal Throne", "The Hermit" or the great "Cerebral Continuum," are clear examples of the level of a band that at least, has a very promising future ahead and I'm sure will become one of the icons in your metal scene in the year 2011. - 8/10

***Edit 22/6/11 - Someone transcribed a better English version...***

- Sergio Fernandez (Queens Of Steel / 17th June 2011)

original version found here -

Western Australia / Re: KHARIOT - Disymposium Review Metal.De
« on: June 18, 2011, 04:43:50 PM »
Western Australia, in late 2008: here, founded originally from Perth KHARIOT, which are falling all over the Progressive Death. The band around singer and guitarist Gavin Foo refers in its description of such illustrious bands as ATHEIST, DEATHSPELL OMEGA or MASTODON. This statement may well be regarded as daring, if one considers the level of the bands mentioned. But what matters, even the music.

To get straight to the point, do it with KHARIOT "Disymposium" not to reach the musical level of the above mentioned bands. It is offered is technically impeccable progressive death metal, but the head belonged degenerates into pure music, without even begin to recognize a common thread to leave. It still lies in the nature of things, that not everything is easy to digest, but overdo it, the musicians on this point. A little more catchiness would not have hurt, because it made the Australians too often exceed the limit for the heartless frickeling. Somehow, we as listeners can not help feeling that the musicians eighth here more to demonstrate their skills, rather than functioning as a real unity. This detracts from the overall impression of the long term.

However, one must keep to KHARIOT good thing is that they deliver a really great technical achievement. Funky solos, bass lines and playful verfrickelte Drumm carpets come together and garnished with such a crazy rhythm and tempo changes that one may get dizzy. This construct is held together by the sound scratchy, throaty growls, work which, although not overly challenging, but quite appropriate. A few more songs in the vein of "Cacophony of the Insane" would have been desirable, because the guys here are just the right blend favor and screw the music down a little Frickelei. However, this remains the single most compelling piece, because the rest of "Disymposium" pulls the listener past rather bland.

Ultimately, despite all efforts KHARIOT left a mixed impression. On the one hand, the musicians act technically very good, on the other hand, it simply lacks the essence of what really constitutes good music. The conclusion is thus only one here to say: Technical skills are far from everything! - 5/10

***Roughly translated from German via GoogleTranslator, if you speak German, we would be glad for you to transcribe a version for us!!!***


original version found here -

    Complex Death Metal with more than a few Progressive hints! Haunting and interesting!

If the ancient gods of Death Metal were in the beginning scattered around the US and Europe, those times have quite changed a bit. The South-American scene is nowadays a force to be reckoned with and so is Oceania with both Australia and New-Zealand. On the other hand, the Australian scene from where Khariot come, seemed to lean on the more brutal/occult side of Death Metal with acts like Ignivomous or Portal and somehow a lot less on Technical Brutal Death Metal.

Khariot are here to change this and with Disymposium, they?ve released quite the debut. The music is dense, brutal and highly technical with some parts reminiscent of Nile or Hate Eternal. Their sound is rather quite dark as well, Cacophony of the Insane sounding like a soundtrack to personal horror. Additionally, the most obvious feature of Khariot's music is their infinite love for very complicated structures that one may want to label as Progressive.

Obviously, nowadays when you associate together both terms ?Death Metal? and ?Progressive? most people tend to think Opeth. You couldn?t be further away from Khariot?s music if you have that picture in mind. Undoubtedly, Progressive music in Metal has suffered quite a few alterations from let?s say, Rush, Genesis or Blue Oyster Cult and you may as well think more of bands like Pan.Thy.Monium or Voivod if it comes to try and define the Khariot?s Progressive leanings.

Expect mind-blowing riffing, fuzzy time signatures that change like Flotsam and Jetsam and drums played by some jazzy spider. Sometimes, the lead guitar has also some unusual distinct feel a la Baroness which is pleasant even though it's hard to conceive anything Baroness-like in a Death Metal band.

All in all, this is an intricate album that is played with great musicianship but it takes more than a few listens to start and grasp the essence of it. The complexity of most tracks, and the more you come closer to the ending tracks, the more complex it gets, may be a bit unsettling. This is also a demanding album: you do have to sit through it all to fully appreciate it, it's not something you'd play lightly in the background drinking a few beers with friends. I must even add that at times, it?s even too complex and the musicality suffers a bit from it but it might just have been my mindset at the moment.

These guys are willing too so your next best move is to go and get the album which I?m sure they?ll ship to you in no time. Mine came rather quickly and the ?object? is a very nice product too. If you?re into Technical Brutal Death Metal and are looking for something new, Disymposium is for you.

- GandhiEgo

Western Australia / Re: Sins album reviews..
« on: June 18, 2011, 03:02:38 PM »
awesome, guys!!!
i can read these almost immediately coz i have the translator up-and-ready. some of the translations make absolutely no sense though... aha!


Western Australia / Re: KHARIOT - Disymposium review X-Press Mag
« on: June 14, 2011, 06:26:21 PM »
thanks Matt, so is the SINS album!!!  :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

Musician Connection / Re: looking for a band..
« on: June 14, 2011, 06:24:19 PM »
Hardcore does not seem to have a very big up-take on this forum mate. Maybie try having a look on
Hope this helps mate.  8)

dude. that was awesome. politely nudging in the right (or wrong) direction.

all we need now is war to break loose, where is NIHILIST when u need him most...?

« on: June 06, 2011, 10:24:19 AM »
 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

...this weekend!!!  ;D
 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

yeah, double horns up to Jez for the review. its been a crazy week, 2 reviews in the space of 2 days...!  :headbang:

Western Australia / KHARIOT - Disymposium Reviews
« on: May 05, 2011, 04:43:48 PM »
Despite forming a mere two and a half years ago, local prog/extreme metal quartet, Khariot have thoroughly succeeded in launching an aural onslaught on the already thriving Perth metal community and seem set to continue with their debut 11-track LP Disymposium.

Technical, but not too noodly, their sound is bleak yet still melodic, with the constant shifts in time signature displaying the ability of each of the instrumentalists as they shift between tempos with ease over their 11 lengthy tracks.

More grindcore than their prog metal label suggests, co-frontmen Gavin Foo and Shah Zaini?s vocals vary from a guttural crypt keeper growls to high-pitched pig squeals, while the seemingly random notes plucked by bassist Darren Joy and the rapid-fire percussion by drummer Michael Rule adds an interesting touch to the dark, heavy, atmospheric music, and keeps the listener on a tight suspense before the band carries on with their chaos.

Cerebral Continuum is perhaps the song that summarises what Khariot is all about: brutality, technicality intertwined with slick riffs and topped off with all kinds of distorted death/grind vocals imaginable.

Constantly impressing the listeners with the variety of techniques utilised, Disymposium is not overproduced or too glossy ? no wanking, no gimmicks, just ear-splittingly great metal.


Western Australia / KHARIOT - Disymposium review by Jeremy Devereux
« on: May 04, 2011, 05:15:41 PM »
KHARIOT - "Disymposium" 2011

In this wide World of genres we are bombarded with choice, assaulted with options, spoilt by the vast smorgasbord of dishes that Metal hath spread before us. Some bands tread the safe and bright paths that others... have blazed before them, the "trendy" genres of the time, or refine and reinterpret the music that reaches them. There are those who seek their way down darker paths,experimenting with the known and the unexplored to varying result. And then there those who
seem to have stumbled upon their sound through confounding and tortuous paths, combining the elixirs of Metal with frightening results....

Even from their first shows, Khariot showed their intention to step outside the box somewhat, and have certainly done that.

Take the more melodic movements of Symbolic-era Death and twist them until the dark beauty is replaced by a more ugly and discordant aspect. Put in some clean guitar sections that break the
rules in all kinds of ways and slide in some strangely positioned lead passages delivered with accuracy, skill and a complete lack of compassion. Take this strange combination and slide it along the Metal slide rule until takes on the flavour of Black rather than Death Metal, but in the same breath reach into the liquid timing structures reminiscent of some most unblack bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed and Cambria. There are influences at work here that are hard to place, but Khariot seem to delve into jazz and prog at times with a breathtaking disregard for their mental safety.

Mad Mikey's drumming is the spoon that stirs this toxic soup, utilizing patterns so free-flowing to be almost without structure, never offline but so frantic that it sometimes feels like he is right on the very edge of just going completely off road altogether. Unfocussed and catastrophically scattered one moment, tightly locked in the next, the drums are expressive, expansive and thoroughly insane. Blasts jostle with tom rolls, clattering cymbals jar the senses and baffle the brain, it seems that only Mikey knows what it is that Mikey is up to here. His drumming on "Disymposium" is like vials of nitro in a lottery ball cage.

Khariot add one last layer of aggression with some very extreme black Metal influenced vocals, typically both in and out of time with the music, and add one more layer of avant-garde with the sudden injection of keyboards in "Cacophony of the Insane" and the strange outro mystically named "11.11". Unpredictable is not a strong enough word to describe the way these songs flow uphill against the force of gravity and the laws of music.

So is it good? In terms of skills and musical vision it is a wonder, an hour long headfuck and a testament to the impossible depth of the Perth Metal scene. Is it enjoyable to listen to? Hmm... for myself it is a bit too outlandish and inhuman sounding to truly enjoy, too abrasive and chaotic to derive true pleasure from. But I have to feel that this is not going to disappoint the Khariot lads in the slightest, they clearly did not create this quite astonishing album to cater to the sentiments of
anyone with even the slightest of contemporal leanings. No, they set out to break moulds and defy convention, and the result is a unique blend of disharmony, disproportion and discomfort...

In fact Khariot could not have named this album better, "Disymposium" is a brilliantly conceived name for this radical, unique and abstract venture.

Review by Jez.

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