Klang Machine Records, 2022
‘Venom’ is the fourth of a series of new songs leading up to rEvolve, out on Klang Machine Records. With ‘Venom’ you enter the 2nd chapter of Kassogtha’s concept album rEvolve, a chapter that will take you into the darkest parts of its journey.
The band elaborate:
’Venom’ is about helplessness and self-hatred, when nothing is controllable anymore, when we’ve decided to surrender to the poison controlling all our behaviours. The song tells of wanting to abandon ourselves to another reality, to forget the present, letting the destructive forces in our life settle in, deliberately. All this while realising that it’s wrong, and hating ourselves for letting it happen.
To musically match the darkness of the lyrics, ‘Venom’ relies on its dark and heavy atmosphere in place of instrumental technicality. Ultimately, the song is a mix of all our childhood influences, channelling the angry and sombre attitudes of the likes of Korn and Slipknot (Yes, we are 90’s kids).