Kowloon Walled City are a band from San Francisco, California that plays an atmospheric mixture of sludge metal and post hardcore and this is a review of their 2015 album "Grievances" which was released by Neurot Recordings.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavy sludge metal direction that also uses a decent amount of melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the vocals the band uses are more melodic post hardcore style vocals and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are very dark and melodic sounding and the riffs also use a great amount of melody and the vocals also bring in shouts at times while the songs also alternate between both clean and heavy parts quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction.
Kowloon Walled City plays a musical style that takes a very slow and atmospheric style of sludge metal and mixes it with melodic post hardcore to create a musical style of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover urban decay and corruption themes.
In my opinion Kowloon Walled City are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of sludge metal and post hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Grievances" "White Walls" and "Daughters And Sons". 8 out of 10.
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