(An audiogasm from start to end)
Oh my fucking lord! I think I have the potential to actually be happy after all and all it took was an Avante-Garde Metal band from Sweden! For those unaware of the genre, Avante-Garde is usually the result of a mass orgy of genres brought together like some kind of outrageous multi-cultural fuck-fest so, as you can expect, this album shines versatility out of it’s perfectly shaped ass! The album simply radiates character and style in such a way that it simply blows my fucking mind.
It’s like being bent over and being held by your hair as you get gang-fucked by drunk Ukrainians; you would instantly dismiss the idea as a filthy degradation-fest but, at the end of the day, there’s an inner slut in all of us that just yearns for that kind of experience.
Only those beautiful Swedes could shock me out of my harsh and cold negativity cave with such a monumental model of fucking awesomeness and I am more than happy to embrace this after the continuous poundings the contemporary music scene ceaselessly forces upon me ears. Not since Gogol Bordello have I enjoyed such an absolutely joyous display of sheer balls and wonderment.
Rare is it to find something which presents both immaculate levels of class and also something so physically driving in one piece, but multiple tracks on this album do just this and this makes for a monumental display of style in such a totally respectable manner that it could potentially appeal to fans of all styles of music. Well, apart from die-hard Pop fans.
If you’ve ever been put off an album because it was “too weird” then you should avoid this album like the plague, but if you’re feeling adventurous and curious about the style then this still serves as the perfect vessel to enter the genre. Unlike other acts of the genre, such as Mr. Bungle, the album retains a magnificent flow and absolutely nothing feels out of place. It’s like a large-scale Indian blockbuster in the way it encompasses whatever style and theme it needs to present you with a magnificent experience.
This is a flawless manifestation of pure bewilderment and I can’t recommend it highly enough to anybody with a passion for discovery and a love for music as a true art form. Seriously, just open up Karma Bonfire, give it a minute and a half and tell me it’s not the best ninety second of music you’ve experienced in a long time! I feel confident in stating that this album has been my favourite release of the year and I want to share this absolute gem with you all.
…And I’m spent.