Crank this to 9.5 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Progressive rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Last Crack, I Love You, Enigma Experience
Bold, daring, and original
At first absorption may seem over-the-top and awkward. Give it time….it fucking works
Off-kilter and extravagant vocals. Johannes commands the stage and delivers a very unique dark vision. Wild contrast from comforting to disturbing. No question an acquired taste
Wild vision, swirling psychedelic guitars, horse-trot and energetic arm-lifting moments
Kyning leave nothing on the table. This album is chockful of sonic adventure into their very unique lens
1. Bury Me Closer (5:12)
Wild flamboyant entrance makes for one hell of an opener. Perhaps our favorite on the album. Don’t let the awkwardness scare you off…..good shit.
2. Hate/Fear( 6:38)
Love the undercurrent guitar riff here. Driving force entering battle. So many unique vocal angles on this one.
3. Sacred Trickster(6:20)
The intriguing title makes for a pensive listen. Quite the build-up to come crashing into a jazz-influenced slower breakdown. More unchartered waters.
4. An (7:27)
Title track delivers and is well positioned. The last 1.30 minutes of this song are the darkest on the album.
5. The Once and Future King (6:01)
Love the crisp clarity on the guitar melodies wrapped in fuzz and chaotic vocal prowess.
6. A Spring Harvest (6:44)
Slower melodic track where Johannes’ vocals can really get you uncomfortable. As a one off this would be trashed, but it makes all the sense in the world amongst the library of tracks.
7. Yokai’s Reach (10:41)
One of the most unique 10 minute plus tracks you will encounter. The reset and reflection at the 8 minute mark will send chills throughout.
8. Preacher (6:35)
Interesting closing track. Clearly the most straightforward of the lot. Another shift not anticipated but fitting.
How could we not recommend a Leipzig Gose for your Kyning taste buds. It used to be famous. Now it is an inside tip. However, it is definitely a Leipzig original: die Gose. Its appearance? Elegant golden yellow with a fine turbidity. First impression? Fizzy but sometimes sour as well. Rather bitter and dry. 10.8 % original gravity, 4.5 % alcohol content, lactic fermentation – and a distinctive coriander character. The real Leipzig Gose simply isn’t just a beer like any other.
Nils - Drums
Johannes - Vocals/Guitar
Mathias - Guitar
Otto - Bass