Monday, February 6, 2012

Kowloon Walled City - Gambling on the Richter Scale (2009)

Here is a doosy of a record. I have mentioned this before, but I have been upping the par on my heavy music dosage and this record definitely fits the bill. Added bonus, they toke their name after a city within a city in China that at one point had the most dense population within a given small space. Look it up, it is rather wacky.

Gamlbing on the Richter Scale is almost as though Neurosis, Unsane, and Helmet had one hell of a baby. This is a low-end, rhythm driven band bent on pummelling you with their music. Super heavy sludge metal drenched in the most precise tones. Added bonus, the vocals, though lacking in production, aren't the usual guttural or shrill scream this music tends to have. Instead going with a raspy yell to accompany the music. Listen to "Diabetic Feet", and try to not have your mind decimated by tones. If you are looking for one band doing this sound right, look no further.

  1. Annandale
  2. Diabetic Feet
  3. Clockwork
  4. Sleep Debt
  5. Paper Houses
  6. Gambling on the Richter Scale
  7. Bone Loss
  8. More like Shit Factory

Heavy stuff, dude.


Julia said...

Hi. So the email address you have posted on this blog is actually mine. Not sure if you have the domain wrong, but I keep on getting emails that I think are connected to this blog. Can you change it please? Thanks.

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