“Hard-hitting (post-)sludge from Montréal, Canada. Le Kraken creates a thick wall of pounding riffs, drums & depraved vocals. A dirty, fuzzed out sound that goes perfectly with this kind of music. Think early Isis, Godflesh, Neurosis,.. ”
Playing heavy epic progressive-minded hardcore, Le Kraken stand out just for sheer power, injecting plenty of furious crusty heaviness and bleak atmosphere into their doomed riffing and slow-building eruptions of metallic moodiness. French Canadian, you can hear the influence of their fellow-canadiens from ashes rise ( who's guitarplayer recorded this album ), so pounding mid-tempo hardcore dirges and droning riffs, and some strategically placed eruptions of gloom-heavy thrash and D-beat to satisfy addicts of this sort of sound. It's equal parts epic crustmetal a la Buried Inside, Tragedy, and From Ashes Rise, and the imposing crush of Isis."
had to pick up the repress!!! this album makes me nostalgic for 8th grade even though it didn't exist yet then and i hadn't discovered it until junior year. it reminds me of sitting on the floor of my cold, drafty bedroom in late autumn and illegally watching anime while bundled up in warm clothes and a blanket. i dunno how u did it but thanks for the memories Astronoid <3 fruitcumber
"Curse These Metal Hands" parlays the UK bands' chemistry into a record which—for all its tinnitus-inducing ferocity and elegiac arrangements—practically drips with transcendent joy. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 19, 2019