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BEST OF KONG: 1988-1995



Experimental/Post Metal

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5 stars The essential release by Kong - the greatest band you've never heard of

Combining the best songs off of arguably their 3 best albums (Mute Poet Vocalizer, Phlegm, and Push Comes to Shove), Kong has left us with a fine collection piece that culminates their greatest artistic work. Kong established sounds never thought possible, combining multiple styles and blending them into a truly original sound. An influential band that really has no peers, Kong really distinguished themselves with the release 'Phlegm'.

Blending styles of metal with electronics and house rhythms, this collection was a tribute to the fans of Kong, incorporating their favorites on a final release. The music here is all instrumental, with driving drums and heavily distorted guitars through a myriad of electronic sounds. A more advanced breed of Radiohead would not be too far off the mark, with more metal tendencies.

The real highlight tracks here are Fair, M.O.N., Stockhouse, Bela Soul, Results, New: although, you really can't go wrong with any of the selections. Stockhouse is perhaps the best and easiest to enjoy along with Bela Soul. Both are highly energetic, to a frenzied, almost to the point of an out of body like experience. It's important to note that despite all indications one might get, Kong did not particularly experimnet with drugs. M.O.N. is a track that might be looked at as an establishment for the Meshuggah sound before that band really crafted their sound.

I urge you to try and find this record. Fans of highly experimental music as well as music with electronics will not be dissapointed. A truly groundbreaking set of releases in one disc. We have some of the finest artistry the world has seen from these Dutchmen.

OpethGuitarist | 5/5 |


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