Tuesday, 7 October 2014

KTL - 2


Review by Elek Malcolm-Madill

Genre/s: Drone Metal, Dark Ambient
For Fans Of: Sunn O))), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Austerity, Luperci, Lurker of Chalice

KTL's 2 is a lengthy but mystical album, weaving through peaks and valleys of varying harshness/intensity- slowly climbing up mountainous soundscapes and falling into calmness once again. Definitely one of my favourites out of Stephen O'Malley from Sunn O)))'s many side projects; this time pairing him with Austrian noise/ambient musician, Peter Rehberg. If you're into Godspeed You! Black Emperor, then you're definitely going to be into this as well, as I honestly find it better to compare KTL to Godspeed rather than Sunn O))). Each song plays out pretty different stylistically speaking from one to the next, with the first being based around drone-y ambient and the second following the slow rise and fall of distortedly angelic singing. They still manage to work very well together though as an entire album, and sometimes definitely seem like some never before heard Godspeed tracks, but much darker, and heavier. Like I said, KTL's 2 is lengthy, however it's also definitely worth a look.

1. Game
2. Theme
3. Abattoir
4. Snow 2

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