"The closest comparison or evident influence to the band’s sound would actually be to Cynic and/or The Contortionist, and while that influences certainly do not show in the band’s necessary breakdowns and tech riffs, it is clear in the melodic moments."
"When it comes to progressive or ambient death metal, I admit—I’m often skeptical of hour-or-more albums that are either monotonous and dull or dense and overstuffed with content. Kardashev put those fears of mine to bed before “Sopor” was finished."
"Going by this record alone, Kardashev can seriously give the likes of Fallujah a run for their money. As debut albums go, Peripety is probably one of the best I’ve heard in recent years; the perfect amalgamation of cut throat fury, delicate intricacy and vast soundscapes that’ll please everyone, no matter where your tastes lie. It’s a fulfilling journey that’ll both destroy and enlighten you at the same time."
"Anybody who’s been wanting more metal in the vein of Fallujah’s The Flesh Prevails or Aegaeon’s fantastic 2011 release Dissension, look no further. You’ve found the perfect thing to satisfy that spacey craving with Peripety."
"As one song flows into the next, Peripety will fly by before you even know it. Though quite different sonically, this album left a similar emotive effect on me as Panopticon's Autumn Eternal. I even put off listening to it so I could dedicate my entire focus to the experience. The wait was worth it, and the result highly rewarding."
"This is where I usually list the highlights of the record. In this case, the entire record is the highlight. DO NOT miss this album if you are a fan of technical death metal and insanely great musicianship."
A culmination of efforts across two years has brought Kardashev to this point. They've done away with complexity and flashiness to take root in the beautiful and minimal. A turning of events... a Peripety.
released October 30, 2015
Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the SGR leadership, MiAH, James Martin, Rob Herndon, Luke Kolb, Grant and Debbie Moore, Alex Moore, and everyone that enjoys or shares our music.
Recorded and Edited by Nico Mirolla at Endless Gate Audio. (www.endlessgate.com
Mixed and Mastered by MiAH at Sound Lair. (www.soundlair.com
Artwork by Chris Gerlings.
Music by Kardashev (www.kardashevband.com