"...pulls off the neat trick of being both utterly authentic and thrillingly relevant.
The best heavy metal has plenty of dirt under its fingernails:
this lot must never be allowed to work in a food preparation area"
Dom Lawson – The Guardian, on ASOMVEL
“This is filthy primal savagery for pure hell raisers only;
all pretenders will have their balls blown off when listening to this album.
This is great high octane gritty metal rock n roll,
turn it up to eleven, open a can of special brew, light a smoke and enjoy.”
"ASOMVEL's second opus lives up to its name and provides
a veritable kick up the arse of UK metal,
making us realise what this country has long been about
and yet for so long neglected."
“Knuckle Duster the new album from UK band Asomvel is an uncompromising
and thrilling storm of prime beef heavy metal….
one of the true joys of UK’s metal underground”
The Ringmaster Review
"Heads-down, headbanging and bruising,
non-pretentious, no-bullshit tunage
“Enjoying Knuckle Duster is easy;
just turn it on, turn it up and repeat as necessary.”
“Makes you wanna reach for your cut-off denim
and head down the pub to tell your mates the new band you’ve discovered…
Asomvel are definitely one of the best metal bands
to emerge from the U.K. in a long while.”
“…grimly menacing like a bunch of bikers standing in the doorway of a pub,
eyeing up your bird…Asomvel do what I expect them to do best and that’s write addictive,
no frills tunes that are substantially heavy and significantly metal;
what more do you want?”
“Knuckle Duster is hard music that sounds like it’s played by hard men who do hard work
and then relax with hard liquor and harder women.…
roll down your car windows, crank these songs, and head to the liquor store”
"The perfect soundtrack for booze and bar fights."
"Riff after glorious riff, this is one album you won't want to be without.
It's heavy metal at it's finest."
''If you like your music hard and fast...you will love Asomvel.''
“Even though I "took a big chance at the high school dance" when I bought this one
blind it paid off big time! This is one of those "9 points out of 10 points" or
"three and a half stars out of four" albums…epic
in magnitude and ready for the big time/primetime baby!"
Heavy Metal Time Machine
"This is as real as metal gets, folks, and you can hear it in their music
that's so down and dirty you'll need a
pumice stone to wash your hands and face after a listen."
The Right To Rock