Friday, December 27, 2013

Genghis Tron - Cloak of Love

Genghis Tron
Cloak of Love
Crucial Blast

Here's a quick review of Genghis Tron's 2005 EP Cloak of Love. These New York weirdos deliver five tracks of spastic yet doomy grindcore mixed with EDM-ish electronic passages. The easiest and most obvious comparison is to IWRESTLEDABEARONCE but there's a problem with this "influence" issue. Genghis Tron existed long before IWABO, so a case could be made that Louisiana's finest have been ripping of Genghis Tron for years. This may be the case but I doubt it. I doubt that anyone in IWABO has ever listened to this band before. Who knows? The only point here is that these bands serve as good reference points for each other's sounds. I will say that Cloak of Love is less cutesy than anything ever released by IWABO. This should give you a clue to what's going on with this record. It's enjoyable but not essential. Take it or leave it.


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