Company: Transcending Obscurity
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Any metal fan should at least be aware of guitarist Toby Knapp. Tuned in fans should have at least a half-dozen albums featuring his galactic shredding. From early acts like Onward to solo albums to numerous guest appearances, Knapp is 110% metal and nothing states that more than his newest effort, the blackened thrash attack of US act Affliktor. Knapp performs all instruments and has this distorted sort of Peter Tagtgren sort of vocal sound. It's dressed to kill in soaring solos, double-bass and a furious rhythmic charge.