50 Unheralded Albums from 2011

Killl: s/tKILLL: s/t CD/DVD (Fysisk Format, 9/13/11)

KILLL: “194”

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Comprised of members of JR EwingJaga Jazzist, and Altaar — and including visual/sound artist Are Mokkelbost — Oslo’s KILLL is a live-only band that collides mechanical yet fervid noise metal with insane strobe and LED visuals. During concerts, Kyrre Karlsen, the band’s de-facto lighting technician, sets off an intense series of colors that are in perfect time with the music, creating a pulsating illusion of movement against the backdrop.

The video footage that was captured for this DVD is unable to recreate the optical phenomenon, so the music videos therein are collages of hyperactive video cuts, built in large part from third-party sources (audience members, show organizers, etc.). Witnessing KILLL’s live show is the only true way to experience the band, but if you can’t get to Scandinavia anytime soon, grab this dual CD/DVD release — and brace yourself.

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