I’m very late to the party with Krokodil and all I can do is apologise despite catching the band opening for Mastodon in Newcastle last November. After sifting through a stack of CD’s and emails I’ve eventually had time to listen to Nachash the past few days.
Some would class Krokodil as a supergroup due to all members being in other well established bands but during this interview I’ll try and not mention any other bands and judge Krokodil on their own merit and not up against what members other bands have achieved. Also I’m not sure if you can label a bands merit as just “fucking amazing”.
Tracks such as Reptilia ‘Familiar’ have such a smash mouthed edge to them that it’s impossible for the groove and rhythm of the tune not to infect you. For me this has to be my favourite track of the album but yet again the other eleven tracks are not without their charm.
‘Nachash’ is embedded with riff upon riff as well as structure that will appeal to any lover of heavy music but with the beauty of in no way sounding generic and copy cat of bands who’ve came before them. Once again I can only apologise for not getting this review done much sooner.
If you like your music heavy and abrasive with a little more ambience then your average band then I’d definitely recommend checking out Krokodil. I’ll be catching them live again at Download in a few weeks. 7.8/10