I have been waiting for this ever since I heard their 2009
album - Gambling On the Richter Scale - and even though
I have only had it for a week, it is going straight into my
albums of the year list.
Released through Brutal Panda Records, Kowloon Walled City
have carved out an impressive slab of hardcore/sludge/noise rock
that is full of dirty, distorted tunes of disgust, regret and thoughtful
Feeling slightly less chaotic than past records, the band are not
scared to strip away walls of noise to reveal passages of stark
intensity which rely on vocals and picked guitar to set the scene
before blasting out a barrage of atmospheric noise and aggression.
Great production has melded the instruments into a massive force
that sounds unstoppable - if there is any justice in this shitty world,
this is a body of work that stands out in an overcrowded genre and
which other bands will be measured against.
Highly fucking recommended.