released January 13, 2017
All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Radiant Knife. Radiant Knife is Stephen Sheppert (Vocs, Guitar, Synth) and Greg Trevasos (Drums). Album artwork by Ryan Pankratz.
"Radiant Knife are what everyone thought Mastodon and Intronaut would evolve into circa 2007. The direction those bands ended up going in is fabulous, but for those who find themselves wishing for a wayback warp (with a time machine glitch that strips out most vocals), Radiant Knife hit the spot with their proggy sludge dirges." www.metalsucks.net/2017/01/27/unsigned-and-unholy-foetal-juice-radiant-knife-maniacal-violator/
"Radiant Knife, formally known as Raedon Kong, take the riff seriously. The guitar and drum duo from Lafayette, LA call to mind Leviathan-era Mastodon, mixed with Today Is The Day and Zeni Geva. Their self-titled debut qualifies as prog metal, but one that avoids flash and welcomes flow; nomenclature aside, it’s just great heavy rock that’s light on vocals and big on protein. At just under ten-minutes, “Shedding Black” is the one exception. It still contains plenty of meat, but has much more texture and traces of Neurosis in its make-up." www.invisibleoranges.com/from-the-bandcamp-vaults-putrid-prog/
"At only 6 tracks, Radiant Knifes’ debut album never drags, which is extremely important – as a common grip with this kind of music is self-indulgence. As the surprisingly melodic ‘The Lude’ closes the album, you’ll be left wanting to start the album over again. Subtitles in sound sit perfectly next to punishing riffs and clever songwriting that demands your attention over and over." - echoesanddust.com/2017/03/radiant-knife-radiant-knife/
"For something classified as experimental, I had a really easy time getting into this record. It flows effortlessly in way that means you’ll never skip a track. It’s hard to pinpoint one song as standout, simply because the entire record stands out as something created by two guys with musical drive and passion. The result is fantastically dark and atmospheric piece of music that you should listen to on repeat." - www.bucketlistmusicreviews.com/radiant-knife-self-titled/
"This first mini album lasting thirty minutes is absolutely recommended to all those who like experiments and music a little more chaotic that deviates from the masses. Superb 2017 discovery for me, j, wait impatiently for the rest!" - www.hurlemort.com/blog/?p=2710
"RADIANT KNIFE may be one of the next insider tips in the American Metal underground. The duo has taken a risk, but it has managed to combine a wide range of elements into a whole, which can be seen absolutely. If the guys can keep their level, on upcoming releases, or even increase, it is only a matter of time until labels are ripping around this band." - trvefrykt-zine.com/2017/02/05/radiant-knife-st/