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Jumbo's Killcrane: The Slow Decay

Just when I thought I had nailed down what Jumbo's Killcrane were all about after hearing the very Sabbath like title track of their latest CD, things get really twisted: mathematical epics such as "Brown" and "Coital Abyss" unsmilingly pulverize the brains but they also tease what's left of the intellect with as many time signature shifts as your average Opeth or even Gentle Giant. According to the promotional sheets, Jumbo's Killcrane are a "prog-sludgecore" trio from Kansas. Aside from the aforementioned bands, I also hear early Nirvana and a whole host of stoner doom rock groups. This is a very heavy metal band and they come up with memorable riffs as if they were falling out of the sky. But they complement those riffs with angular and jazzy arrangements, meaning a few listens are necessary to become accustomed to the melodies. Did I really just say melodies? Nah, Jumbo's Killcrane would rather bludgeon the shit out of you and leave you whimpering in a puddle of warm bile just wishing somebody would kindly empty a shotgun chamber into your head. The Slow Decay is clearly not for the faint of heart or for the suicidal but it rules.

Track Listing

  1. Intro (2:30)
  2. The Slow Decay (7:55)
  3. Brown (7:21)
  4. Locust Blanket (5:34)
  5. Coital Abyss (9:00)
  6. Die, stabbed (8:21)
Total Time 40:47

Added: January 1st 2005
Reviewer: Steve Pettengill
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Related Link: Official Jumbo's Killcrane Home Page
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Language: english

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