"Silver Knife are a Belgian/Dutch/French black metal entity driven by an aggressive melancholy, and the band made their full-length debut in 2020 with the release of Unyielding/Unseeing via Amor Fati. Immersive and ominously inviting, Unyielding/Unseeing comprised six songs that embodied both a reminiscence and departure from the musical styles the musicians have exhibited through bands like Cult of Erinyes, Hypothermia, Laster, and Nusquama. Truly, Silver Knife made a name for themselves with the album.
Now, on the eve of their first public performance at the esteemed Roadburn Festival on April 23rd, Silver Knife return with a swift-and-satisfying EP titled Ring, recorded during the Unyielding/Unseeing sessions but always intended to be released later as its own stand-alone recording. Comprising two songs that are each nearly seven minutes in length, Ring sounds impossibly vast given its truncated runtime, and therein lies the magic of Silver Knife: the collective open vistas of the imagination when and where we least expect it. Again, their balance between a bittersweet, glimmering atmosphere and sheer force is a thing of wonder; Ring in particular sounds HUGE, and always teetering on the ledge of catharsis vs. collapse."
released April 24, 2022
This material first surfaced in August 2019
and was revitalised in July 2021.
Recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by D.
Mastered by J. Buczarski