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Kayo Dot



3.70 | 167 ratings

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1 stars Compositions - 0/5, Memorable Melodies - 1/5, Inventiveness with a Purpose - 2/5, Vocals - 1/5, Extended Value/Charm - 1/5,

AVERAGE = 1/5.

GENRES: Post-Metal, Progressive Metal, Post-Rock, Avant-Garde/Jazz. SIMILAR BANDS: Maudlin Of The Well, Arcturus, Ensoph.

I just can't give this CD higher than a 1/5. There is no compositional quality to the music which is fine if it's an avant-garde jazz jam album that has changing tempos and sounds but instead it is very very repetitive overall and has very little change of sound within each song. I understand music with minimalistic structure of form but this CD has very few pleasurable moments. The musicians are capable enough but the "songs" themselves are pretty much just pointless. The fourth song has about 12-14 minutes worth of noise that repeats and repeats for the whole timeframe. I guess if you were wasted on drugs it may put you in some wonderful world but that's not my thing. Not saying the band members are on drugs but it feels to me like a modern psychedelic metal band that just wants to "blow your mind" with an unmelodic cacophony of structureless sound. I don't hear any real point to the songs. Can't recommend. Their first album was much better though still not great.

dalt99 | 1/5 |


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