"Cloak of Love" (Crucial Blast; 2005)

Reviewed by Mike SOS


The impression you get from the first thirty seconds of "Cloak of Love" will most likely be ... what the hell is this? And that's fine, because the death metal techno dance party of Genghis Tron has just begun. 

Juxtaposing grindcore metal riffs with ambient techno grooves, this upstate NY trio's sonic output is jarring, mind bending, and inexplicably delicious. Despite the short length of this disc (only five tracks), there's enough sounds cascading throughout tracks like "Arms" and "Laser Bitch" to keep your ears occupied for quite a long time. 

If Mindless Self Indulgence, DJ Shadow, and Pig Destroyer were locked in a studio, this may be the result. Genghis Tron's massive musical assault is surely not an easy listen, but it's definitely something you'll remember long after it's over.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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