Knives Exchanging Hands


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07-15-2009, 12:55 PM
A great band imo. Tell me what you think.

07-15-2009, 01:07 PM
Not too shabby, unique vocals (reminds me of Dimmu Borgir a bit), good guitar work.
Their myspace makes it look like a have an agenda...a political agenda, and I don't trust them types in these parts.

I'll keep my eye on them, pretty cool stuff.

07-15-2009, 01:26 PM
What about their myspace makes it seem like they have a political agenda?

07-15-2009, 02:05 PM
What about their myspace makes it seem like they have a political agenda?
Nah I was just kidding, the name of their album made me say that.

07-15-2009, 02:28 PM
Incredible band. First CD was killer, and they put it all off flawlessly live. I'm stoked for this new album.

07-15-2009, 04:20 PM
They have the potential to be the next Between the Buried and Me, as far as I'm concerned. I've seen them three times, and the first time I'd never heard the music but I was so impressed by their performance that I bought Hiatus from their merch booth. Great live band and really nice guys. I'm also looking forward to the new album. The Death of Pappy Gatmus is sick.

Frosted Flakes
07-15-2009, 04:59 PM
Good local(ish) band
Looking forward to the new album in a couple days

07-17-2009, 10:15 PM
Yeah it should be great.

07-19-2009, 12:12 PM
Isn't it about time for this album to leak? Someone get on finding that.

07-21-2009, 07:43 PM
New album out today. Anyone heard it yet? Pappy Gatmus is still all kinds of sick.

07-21-2009, 09:20 PM
Really like the vocals. They sound really guttural

EDIT: After a bit more listening, their vocals kinda sound like BTBAM in a way. Especially the high screams. They sound like something off of Alaska or TSC.

07-21-2009, 10:37 PM
^Like I've said before, this band could be the next BTBAM. They're from NC as well, and a few aspects of their music are similar.

07-22-2009, 02:53 AM
Me, Will (GodofCheesecake), and my drummer are listening to this together right now. Pretty sick stuff.

07-22-2009, 03:30 AM
It definitely topped Hiatus in my opinion.

07-22-2009, 01:10 PM
It definitely topped Hiatus in my opinion.
I'm not sure about that. The last song is obviously the best thing they've ever done, in any form or fashion, but I felt like the rest of the album, plus the production, was fairly meh.

07-22-2009, 01:50 PM
Well I don't know about the production, but I feel that way about a lot of Hiatus haha. Minus I Aim to Misbehave, Save the Cheerleader, and Monuments.

Frosted Flakes
07-22-2009, 10:29 PM
I agree with you MustangMan. Last track was definitely the best one, and the hidden track at the end of it is awesome. It's a cover of Hexagram by Deftones(a band i love). The album overall was good, just not all that memorable.. I'll have to give it more listens. I was kinda busy talking to my gf while listening so that didn't help.

forgot to mention that the vocals are very good

07-22-2009, 10:37 PM
A Kansas City Shuffle and The Death of Pappy Gatmus both stood out, although that probably has a lot to do with them being previously released on myspace. Still, they're both really good songs. I also enjoyed the instrumental track, and A Man Who Has Done Great Works definitely has its moments. And yes, A Box Full of Legos is just ridiculously good.

I'm not nominating it for album of the year or anything, I just quite enjoy it and find it more listenable than Hiatus, even though I like that album too.

10-05-2009, 04:03 PM
RIP. :sad:

I love this band. Just relistened to TWOSTWOW (haha) and realized that I like a lot of the tracks more than I thought I did after one listen. Definitely going to their farewell show.

10-05-2009, 07:53 PM
Saw them when they toured with Arsonists Get All The Girls. Terrible band.

10-05-2009, 08:49 PM
What are you basing that on?

...Nevermind, you went for Arsonists, didn't you? That explains it.

10-07-2009, 02:24 AM
****KKK, they're breaking up

10-07-2009, 02:34 AM
I just realized that Blessthefall uses the You Didn't Feel A Thing intro on pretty much all their updates.

10-07-2009, 01:52 PM
I really like the Sam Jackson clip from Jackie Brown they use in "I Aim to Misbehave" other than that I don't care much for them.

10-07-2009, 04:29 PM
These guys are great.

10-07-2009, 07:18 PM
Just got into these guys and they break up. Not the first time thats happened

10-08-2009, 12:02 AM
Represent 336, NC & Tragic Hero Records!

They're great live.

10-08-2009, 12:07 AM
Anyone else going to their farewell show?

11-08-2009, 02:34 AM
Just got back from their last show ever. KEH are officially no longer a band :(

Also that was the most energy I've ever seen at a show.

12-03-2009, 05:30 PM
I just learned As A Star Dies... by ear b/c for some reason there's no tabs on this site wtf. That riff in the middle of the song is freaking sweet.

Freaking Epic.

12-03-2009, 05:37 PM
"The Monuments They Build For You Will Be Mountains" is so great.
The title is awesome and the song is awesomer. Epic!

12-03-2009, 06:11 PM
"The Monuments They Build For You Will Be Mountains" is so great.
The title is awesome and the song is awesomer. Epic!
The vocalist wrote this song for his grandmother after she passed away, and this was the song they closed with at their final show.

Well, besides Give 'Em a Little Bit of Shillelagh, but that's different. Haha.

12-03-2009, 06:13 PM
Pretty sure there were more people onstage than on the floor during that last part of Monuments.


12-03-2009, 06:31 PM
Damn, I can almost feel the tears coming.


The Charm
09-06-2010, 09:42 PM
Apparently these guys just did a reunion show. Don't know if there will be anymore.

09-07-2010, 12:08 AM
The vocalist hinted that there would be. Also it was kind of lame. There were like 6 bands opening and not a single one of them was even a little bit enjoyable. The venue's sound system was also pretty disappointing. Knives were awesome, though.

The Charm
09-07-2010, 09:55 PM
Lik zomgers u didnt lik Akissforjersey?

I think they played that show not sure... Anyways, unless you're into generic christian metalcore the scene around here aint too great.

09-07-2010, 11:51 PM
They did play haha.

And yeah, apparently Knives is playing Greene Street in Greensboro with Wrath and Rapture. And akissforjersey again.

09-07-2010, 11:54 PM
akissforjersey is decent.

The Charm
09-08-2010, 09:28 PM
They did play haha.

And yeah, apparently Knives is playing Greene Street in Greensboro with Wrath and Rapture. And akissforjersey again.

I liked My Hero is Me more than wrath even though they kind of fall under the "generic metalcore" category. *shrug* Guilty pleasure. Maybe I'll try listening to them again. I've grown out of metalcore.

09-08-2010, 09:34 PM
I enjoy Wrath and Rapture quite a bit. Probably one of the best local bands we've got. Their vocalist was at the reunion show last week. So were Blake and Dustie from BTBAM, which I thought was AWESOME.

The Charm
09-08-2010, 09:40 PM
I've listened to them but haven't ever given them a serious listen if you understand what I mean.

09-08-2010, 09:50 PM
I do, and I can definitely see how they might not be someone's cup of tea.

The Charm
09-08-2010, 09:57 PM
I think I might give them a better listen once ...To the Beat of A Dead Horse plays through one more time..

09-09-2010, 01:52 AM
I think I might give them a better listen once ...To the Beat of A Dead Horse plays through one more time..
1. Wrath and Rapture is pretty cool.
2. My Hero is Me is headlining that Greensboro show; it's their reunion show.
3. Touche Amore rules.

08-01-2011, 11:05 AM
First off, I love this band, just started listening to them a few days ago thanks to the thread about Painted In Exile (someone said something about this band in that thread, w/e), A box full of legos is just... there are no words, dudes.

I also wanted to hear what ya'll think about my edit of it (box full of legos):

It's a serious edit, I took out all the parts that, to me, only took away from the epicness of the song, so I realize not everyone's going to like it. <3

09-22-2012, 03:07 AM
For anyone who was into this band, we just opened a show for Scale the Summit and Trioscapes with a band that apparently Knives' old guitarist is now in, Lower Cases and Capitals ( (requires a like to listen, lame I know but worth it.) Or alternately, here's a good live video:

You can definitely tell he's the dude that wrote 8 Nights of Restlessness. Really good post-rock instrumental stuff.

The Charm
09-28-2012, 02:05 AM
^ That was pretty rad I have to say.

09-28-2012, 02:13 AM
Go see them if they play near you, dude. I think they've only played a handful of shows so far, but they sounded great. I also regret not picking up their album since apparently it's not anywhere online.

The Charm
09-28-2012, 02:15 AM
If they play in Greensboro a lot chances are I'll be able to see them eventually.

Amuro Jay
09-28-2012, 03:21 AM
I saw the thread title and I thought "I bet Will bumped this"