KNIFE WORLD

Knife World

(Roaratorio) LP $13.50

Formed in Minneapolis in 2004, Knife World have converted many unwary bystanders into true believers through their frenetic gigs, riff worship, and interchangeable pomposity and mischievous intelligence. Guitarist Jon Nielsen plays as if part of some skewed arena-rock mashup, while drummer Josh Journey-Heinz carves spaces around what would otherwise be obvious backbeats. Packaged in a pleasantly eye-gouging 3D gatefold jacket, with glasses mounted into the vinyl.