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DOWN BELOW IT'S CHAOS

Kinski

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.00 | 3 ratings

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chamberry
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3 stars In "Alpine Static" we saw Kinski at their heaviest. From the Krautrock album that was "Don't Climb On And Take The Holy Water" they shifted drastically to some serious guitar-based rock. Alpine Static was like Sludge without slowness and Stoner Rock without the groovyness. It was a strange album to classify, but it was very high on energy. Alpine Static didn't showed much of their Space Rock influences (although the few psyched moments where highly enjoyable) so in August of 2007 they released "Down Below Its Chaos" which was return to their narcotic roots, but never going back to their old sounds.

What psychedelic adventures are Kinski going on next? Stoner Rock! These guys threw away any modern influences in their music and dived head-first into 70's fuzz fest. Like many Stoner Rock bands, their main influences is early Black Sabbath and on this album Kinski is no exception. The music is heavy, but groovy and never intimidating. Kinski are using vocals for the first time on this album and it fits perfectly with their new style. The vocals aren't very dominant in volume or in the songs either since there are only 3 tracks with them. The songs are very energetic and while they may lack the progressive leanings of their early albums its very fun to listen to since its easy to appreciate and hard to put down.

What's more to say? If you're a fan of bands like Witchcraft, Colour Haze, Dead Meadow and the likes then you'll find great enjoyment in Kinski's Down Below Its Chaos. Me? I would've preferred if Kinski went on to more experimental or innovative grounds like some of their previous efforts, but I don't mind them playing this kind of music since they're very good at it (although not adding anything new) and I'm also a fan of the genre. If you're not a fan or don't know what it is then feel free to give it a try.

chamberry | 3/5 |

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