Knut is the best band you've never heard of, yet they existed in an embryonic and potent form long before most of today's mascara wearing, distortion-peddling metal-ites were out of their short pants. Hybridizing metal, noise, and hardcore while searching for new musical frontiers in their early career, Knut embodied much of what many bands today are still seeking to achieve and did so in splendid form. Ten years on and many albums later, they're still at the chopping block, prophesying a future for heavy music that will take many years for most of US to see, but will only take a listen to appreciate. Hydra Head. 2005.
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