Industrial noisemakers Khost look to the darker side of life with their new album, Buried Steel. Arriving a few years after 2017’s Governance, Buried Steel is a meaner, darker, heavier album. All you have to do is listen to “Blood Gutters 6x4x1,” streaming below, with its mechanical-sounding drums, thick noise and growled vocals, to hear the evolution.
Khost pair “Blood Gutters 6x4x1” with an eerie visualizer, emphasizing the unsettling nature of the music with distorted videos, renders and text.
“The sound of the gravitational downthrust of innumerable towers, granite pylons of guitar and cavernous steel bunker percussion,” Khost communicate to Decibel. “Vertical mausoleums littering where we should live, built in haste by crooks now forgotten, driven by greed. Inside, inhabitants exist by day, completely unaware they are already dead or just a fragment of a dream and will in time be forgotten, buried as nature over time reclaims what once was stolen. Corrosive toxins are discharged and quickly evaporate, leaving behind rainbow, filthy machine spillages.”
Listen below. Buried Steel is out March 13 on Cold Spring.