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Kayo Dot - Moss Grew On The Swords And Plowshares Alike



7.5 | 32 votes |
Release date: 29 October 2021
Style: Experimental rock, Avantgarde metal, Progressive metal

Owners:

10 have it
5 want it


01. The Knight Errant
02. Brethren Of The Cross
03. Void In Virgo (The Nature Of Sacrifice)
04. Spectrum Of One Colour
05. Get Out Of The Tower
06. The Necklace
07. Epipsychidion

Staff review by
Netzach
Rating:
8.0
Is it extreme experi-metal? Blackened prog-doom? Gothic post-death? Yes, and/or no, to each one. Kayo Dot crank up both amps and accessibility, and call it “avant-garde doom”, while their music stands up with pants down, mooning categories conventional and convoluted alike.

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published 24.11.2021 | Comments (17)

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06.08.2021 - 02:41
mz

Have no idea what to expect given the ever-changing direction this band has.
Edit: nevermind, they have a song up already. Sounds promising and not too far from Coffins on Io.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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29.10.2021 - 15:22
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Oh yeah, this releases today. Gotta remember to check later
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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30.10.2021 - 16:44
Rating: 9
JayMo4

This is fucking fantastic, and the fact an album like this can be rated in the 7s while just another ordinary melodeath album is ranked #1 on the metalstorm charts right now only serves to remind me that not everyone appreciates the same things I do and that is OK.
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31.10.2021 - 17:35
Rating: 9
Maldone

Their most metal release to date, and probably the best one since Hubardo
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01.11.2021 - 11:47
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by JayMo4 on 30.10.2021 at 16:44

This is fucking fantastic, and the fact an album like this can be rated in the 7s while just another ordinary melodeath album is ranked #1 on the metalstorm charts right now only serves to remind me that not everyone appreciates the same things I do and that is OK.

Not ordinary. Best in the genre by far and arguably the best they've ever done and you have to remember this site worships Be'lakor, from their very beginnings and the band has acknowledged so. Their ratings will be bloated because of this (including mine, I am a fan boy). No need to step on their fans and supporters. Toby Driver has gotten a lot of press here. From MotW to Vaura to Kayo Dot. I can't wait to listen to this.
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rekt
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01.11.2021 - 13:54
Rating: 9
JayMo4

Written by tea[m]ster on 01.11.2021 at 11:47
Not ordinary. Best in the genre by far and arguably the best they've ever done and you have to remember this site worships Be'lakor, from their very beginnings and the band has acknowledged so. Their ratings will be bloated because of this (including mine, I am a fan boy). No need to step on their fans and supporters.


If I was stepping on anyone, it was the people that are rating this album so low. I only bring up the Be'lakor album because it's the #1 ranked record currently, and best made my point (which I was making toward myself as much as anyone) that there's no reason to worry about how other people review something that you love. It was a sort of tongue-in-cheek dig at myself for being annoyed when something I love isn't universally praised (would I even want that anyway?)

It's totally cool if you love the new Be'lakor, and I'm sure you won't enjoy it any less (and why would you?) because someone like me disagrees that it's the best in the genre.
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01.11.2021 - 15:40
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by JayMo4 on 01.11.2021 at 13:54

It's totally cool if you love the new Be'lakor, and I'm sure you won't enjoy it any less (and why would you?) because someone like me disagrees that it's the best in the genre.

But you had to go out of your way to point out that Be'lakor is number 1 on the site and call it ordinary in a Kayo Dot thread. Don't know what that has to do with it. I agree with you, this album needs more attention, and will most likely get it once it's reviewed.
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