Release DetailsLABEL Top Records
RELEASED ON 9/18/2006
posted on 3/2007 By:
Industrial Rock. As rule it seems like music for people who wear fishnet undershirts and walk around the mall food court at unreasonable speeds. At least, that's the preconception I would have had about industrial rock fans 10 years ago, back when fans of this retarded art form still existed. Now I don't even know what to think about the kind of people who listen to this stuff. In an age where the internet creates forums for LARPers and people who masturbate to anthropomorphic drawings of Yoshi, industrial rockers still only appear as shadowy specters huddled in only the darkest alleyways behind abandoned Spencer's Gift Shops.
But, for all three of you who still listen to this kind of stuff, Kaos Krew has created an album ... that is expectedly awful. If you ever wondered what Ministry or KMFDM throwaway tracks would sound like if they were stripped of all studio embellishment and performed at absolute 4/4 time signatures (god knows I have), Kaos Krew are the answer to your queries. The recording is well balanced but still weak. It also betrays the fact that these songs are painfully simple. Ironically I can hear everything, and there's really nothing to hear. Rob Zombie fans would be embarrassed by this music's simplicity and lack of energy.
The silver lining here is that the guitar player handles his instrument very well when called upon, and informs these songs with a Scandinavian melodiousness that's rare in this genre. Unfortunately, his contributions are pretty minimal and do very little to support the shoddy songwriting.
Seriously, unless you still listen to the Mortal Kombat Soundtrack you should keep your money as far away from Kaos Krew and Top Records as possible.
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