Krömosom

Live Forever (Southern Lord)

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Krömosom

Live Forever (Southern Lord)

From Melbourne with rancor, Krömosom's blurry hardcore stains the walls with layers of grime and filth. This artifact collection wastes no time on subtlety, exploding with ferocity and getting more teeth-gnashing from there. "Paranoid," "Are You Free?," and "Hysteria" grind out thick crust that would wither a redwood. The title cut slows down just enough to crush every boulder in its path. Such relentless fury has its cost: Even at 23 minutes, the disc gets old before its time. Yet musical appeal ain't the point. Nailing an unfiltered expression of rage to your forehead is. (Sat., 8:45pm, 1100 Warehouse)

**.5

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