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STERN

Kong

Experimental/Post Metal


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3.73 | 4 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2014

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fool's Engine (3:49)
2. Rage8FA (3:32)
3. Slant (4:46)
4. Wide Awake (4:06)
5. Perseverance (6:27)
6. Surfing Narrative Waves (5:06)
7. Stars & Tribes (2:20)
8. Contenu Inconnu (6:37)
9. Determine (2:31)
10. Inflate Expand Release (6:09)
11. Different Odds (2:54)
12. NOZL (4:49)
13. Feast Or Burden (5:18)

Total Time 58:24

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Line-up / Musicians

- Oscar Alblas / drums
- Tijs Keverkamp / guitar
- Mark Drillich / bass, samples, guitar
- David Kox / guitar, samples
With:
- Thijs Schrijnemakers / Hammond on Wide Awake
- Pete Holiday / guitar solo on Surfing Narrative Waves
- Morean / vocals on Content Inconnu
- Martin de Greef / sabar on Inflate Expand Release
- Luuk van Rossum / sabar on Inflate Expand Release
- Frank Boeijen - synthesizers on NOZL

Releases information

Label: Kongenial Records
Format: CD, Digital
September 19, 2014

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars KONG, hailing from Holland, is a seasoned unit in music circles, formed back in 1988, and with eight full-length studio productions to their name at the time of writing. Following a spell of inactivity they returned as an active band unit with a revamped line-up in 2008, and have released three of their albums after this point. "Stern" is the most recent of those, and was released through the band's own label Kongenial Records in 2014.

The many and often rather different aspects that, in sum, constitute the sound of this band make for a generally engaging and interesting ride, as long as you do have an affection for everything that is within the fairly broad scope of this album. If an instrumental production by a band exploring what may be described as industrial space metal sounds like a good thing to you, or if an album caught somewhere at the halfway stage between Nine Inch Nails and Ozric Tentacles sounds appealing to you, "Stern" is an album you may want to add to your list of music that merits a check.

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3 stars This is one of the albums of the type "band that I like plays the stuff they do well", and this surely is a positive thing. So we have another dose of heavy guitar riff driven instrumental rock with mighty drums and some electronics and samples mixed in to make things more interesting. One can't ... (read more)

Report this review (#1699129) | Posted by Lewian | Monday, March 6, 2017 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Stern is an excellent release from Kong. It's more experimental in tone than most of their work, and has a wider range of mood, from hard-driving "King Crimson" Red-era metal, to the techno influence of their middle period. Some of the softer pieces sound like they'd be at home on an Ozric Tentacles ... (read more)

Report this review (#1296561) | Posted by dsbenson | Friday, October 24, 2014 | Review Permanlink

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