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Kommandant / Press

"The album contains no guitar solos or keyboards, no intros or interludes, and no filler tracks. Just pure blackened hate metal. That's what these guys are: Hate Metal."

"Kommandant kombinieren den eher traditionellen Black-/Death mit ein paar modernen Elementen, die geschickt miteinander verbunden werden und nicht im krassen Gegensatz zueinander stehen. Ein sehr überzeugendes Album!"

"..this will for sure be one of the strongest acts this year."

"The Draconian Archetype brings to life the refreshing little ethos Kommandant has created. [This is] A band that should be taken seriously."

"...Mature, barbaric and all kommanding this is a beast with plenty of bite."

"...if you are new to their insanity then expect nothing less of brilliant, yet chaotic blackened, war, thrash with a healthy dose of war-metal insanity..."

"La musica dei Kommandant è infatti una vera e propria dichiarazione di guerra, dove non la fanno da padrone solo ritmi che ci segnano con la velocità, ma sanno pestare senza pietà anche con dannate atmosfere evocative."

"Für die heimische Anlage ist The Draconian Archetype aber wunderbares Futter: Böse, brachial und mit einem Schuss bizarrer Abwechslung."

"..easily the best material seen from Kommandant yet. Absolutely stellar."

"As black metal goes, Kommandant's "The Draconian Archetype" is relentless in its onslaught of blastbeats and songs that really structurally seem to reflect the chaos of war and the oppression of dictatorship very well."

"...high-quality releases, like Kommandant’s “The Draconian Archetype”, that keep pushing the boundaries of Black Metal."

"Everything is clearly defined without losing any of its power. ‘The Draconian Archetype’ is for those who enjoy the war metal subgenre."

"They can easily move from blistering to mid-tempo, they can tremolo and blast beat until the world ends..."

"...one of the best BLACK METAL revelations of the moment."

"...a grinding, steamrolling instrumental of death, lo-fi and lacking any emotion. This is what fans should expect from the group: total annihilation."

"The production of the material is perfect, organic, there are no flaws. If you haven’t heard of Kommandant before, you certainly will soon."

"...this is full on black metal force, about as straightforward as the genre gets within the confines of anti-human warfare."

"...a military atmosphere where everything is at its place, calculated, malicious and deliberate assault of razor sharp guitar riffs, extremely fast rhythm section, evil hoarse vocals."

"It is how I prefer black metal: not textures meant for sitting down, but weaponry meant for action."

"Pure uncompromising black metal."

"Kontakt draws heavily from the playbook of bands such as mid-period Marduk and early Enthroned with lots of brutality and all out speed."

"...definitely not for the faint of heart. Or people scared by giant knives."

"...disharmonic and segmented yet beautiful."

"...this is a band that should be recognized as one of the stronger USBM bands."

"Kommandant is here to take charge and make sure when it's done you're just a blood stain on the concrete."

"...the frenzied blitzkrieg [...] help ensure the carnage is inflicted with maximum casualties right through to the bloody end."

"...initial reports indicate that the document outlines the militia's plan to complete the destruction of our planet ... and its mission to ultimately destroy the rest of the universe..."

"Kontakt is another great release of chaotic sounds that are here to twist and turn the listener in every direction."

"Chicago's deadliest battalion KOMMANDANT has completed work on its new CD EP."

"...[creates] the ever-elusive atmosphere of dread that many bands strive to create, but few ever pull off."