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KAYO DOT / BLOODY PANDA SPLIT

Kayo Dot

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.06 | 16 ratings

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ProgBagel
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2 stars Kayo Dot - 'Kayo Dot/Bloody Panda Split' 2.5 stars

Kayo Dot doesn't get the job done, Bloody Panda pulls them down even farther.

This split album should only be a collector's item to Kayo Dot fans. The one and only Kayo Dot piece is a strange one, but a neat look at Mia's vocals, which I happened to like myself, going against the general consensus. The track was their worst in that point in time, already having released two albums. It was chaotic and strange, which is no surprise in Kayo Dot's music, but the track didn't have any highlights and just merely went along.

I did not like Bloody Panda's sound at all. I feel like they made this split just that much worse. Their first track on the album had a long opener and ending that just reminded me of Slayer.which is just plain wrong to put that on a split album alongside Kayo Dot. The bulk of the track had some dissonant sections reminiscent of some technical death metal bands and some post-metal tendencies in the middle, that remind me of what a rehashed genre it is.the reason why I don't listen to that much post-metal anymore. Somehow, someway, the second track from Bloody Panda is carried out in almost the same manner, maybe a little ambience put in the middle.

I don't really recommend this unless you want a little more Kayo Dot in your library.

ProgBagel | 2/5 |

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