Destroy The Weapon LP
Smashing through the speakers with an angsty tone, Kunk have notched things up several gears for this indie-punk long-player. It captures the chaos of the band’s firmly unusual composition style in great woody tones that are thick with quality.
It’s not just the sound that cracks like a partygoer through a fence, the songs are also a sharp slap to the face with riffy guitars, trebly-sounding bass, and stomping drums. This is the domain of tracks around three minutes long and each one spins from a different hook, usually a smart rhythm that underpins the guitars and barked vocal.
Everything from ‘Intro’ to the previous single ‘We Are Not Who You Think We Are’ is a sure-fire winner, with the latter third of the album being more visceral and challenging with ‘Destroy the Weapon’ and ‘Fraction’ being more noise-rock; still good, but more targeted in its appeal. ‘Game Over’ and ‘Outlines’ reign things back in for a strong finish.
It’s like a version of Bloc Party crossed with Rocket from a Crypt and Semi-Detached-era Therapy? stretched out and nailed to punk and stompy rock – and it is no less brilliant for it. Make haste, obtain the album.
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