Sunday 10 October 2021

Kowloon Walled City - Piecework

 I have been waiting for this ever since "Grievances" in 2015- and even though I have only had it for a week, it is going straight into my albums of the year list.

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 anger. 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.

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