Despite initially disliking rap music, KNØTTZ found his niche in the genre when he was introduced to artists like Eminem, Hopsin, and Tech N9ne. However, discovering artists like XXXTENTACION and Ski Mask the Slump God solidified his affinity for incorporating various elements of hardcore music into his own work.
KNØTTZ`s commitment to his craft is evident in his work, which showcases an excellent fusion of hardcore, grunge, and metal genres. His sound is raw and unfiltered, imbued with an emotive lyricism that explores the depths of human emotion. KNOTTZ's music is a testament to his artistry, blending his personal experiences with his unique sound.
“CHAOTiC EViL!” has KNØTTZ deliver on the promise of that album title. The utter madness felt akin to Mr. Bungle being given a tortured laptop and told to go nuts. Nothing ever lasts that long, and the ideas here are mind- melting. Lots of subject matter flows through, from the desire to feelings of being overwhelmed to the sense of becoming crushed. Everything within the sound has a broken, busted spirit as if each sound was haunted by waking nightmares.
The clipped drums of “INVITATIØN – INTRO” set the tone for what follows. Going for an air siren’s spirit is the intense paranoia of “MØVE!!!.” Sludge metal aesthetics enter the fray on the heavy “KNØTTZ.” Deep bass rumbles through as “BUBØNIC (feat. G3)” has a horrific aspect to the screams of anguish. Beats blast off the spindly “SPIDERS” walls with some nice over-accelerated synthesizer stabs. “WHØRE” has a pure, unfiltered lust. With “ENTRENCHED” starting things off with a movie sample for humor, the song’s beats veer into harsh noise aesthetics. “ØBSCENE (ZAMBiE)” goes for this gargantuan groove, as sonic artifacts enter the rest of the arrangements, their ghostly presence adding to the mysterious ethos. “SØ… HØW DØES IT LØØK?” is skin-crawlingly creepy without needing to raise its voice. Fluttering about with synthetic perfection, “CITY” has a neon hue. “LØCUST (feat. G3)” embraces biblical evil. Closing the album out is the lurch of “CIRCLE ØF THE DAMNED.”
“CHAOTiC EViL!” has KNØTTZ present the portrait of the artist as a twisted sick fuck.
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