Raedon Kong: Critical Paths LP
Hailing from the swamps of southern Louisiana and featuring former members of Collapsar (Escape Artist Records) and Icepick Revival (At A Loss Recordings), Raedon Kong follow up their acclaimed self-titled EP with their second full length, this time with help from Hell Comes Home Records out of Ireland. Although only a two piece (David Leonard on vocals and drums - Stephen Sheppert on vocals, guitar, foot controlled synth), their brooding approach has been described as "a planet of sound rather than a wall of sound" and "hallucinatory with a touch of doom, post metal layering and early 70s prog experimentalism". Drawing influences from early King Crimson, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, old school Amphetamine Reptile releases and triumphant battle hymns, Raedon Kong's ever evolving aural onslaught crushes with the gravity of the sun while leaving your head somewhere in a shimmering cloud of cosmic dust. Black vinyl in full colour sleeve. Limited edition of 300 copies.