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The Kluster-Fux – Kill The President

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The Kluster-Fux

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Rating:
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On November 19, 2015
Last modified:November 19, 2015

Summary:

Although the EP wasn’t as polished as The Exploited who tend to have well thought out introductions to all the songs on their albums. It had a similar sound and the same hardcore punk aggressive feel. A promising first offering from a newly formed band. Likely to appeal to fans of The Exploited, The Migraines, Discharge and GBH.

The Kluster-Fux, a hardcore punk bank based in Co. Offaly, in the midlands of Ireland formed in June 2015, by former members of Corrosive Machine and Strichnine, released their debut E.P. Kill The President earlier this year and have played extensively in their home country with bands including GBH and DOA.

With eight tracks coming in at less than fifteen minutes they were all fast and furious and my immediate comparison on first listen was The Exploited.

Opening track Kill Or Be Killed with the chorus, not surprisingly ‘Kill, kill or be killed’ was fast and furious with a strong bass line, and apart from the chorus, the singing was fairly unintelligible, not growly, just so fast it was hard to make out any words, think The Exploited meets GBH. See What You Wanna See, the longest track at just over two and a half minutes was more of the same, and the scene was really set for the whole EP. Hate Fuels Hate, with a fast rhythm section and some great riffage, was very Dead Cities by The Exploited. Burden on Society with a slight Rockabilly vibe and some Dirt Box Disco style riffs. Kill The President a fast, raw energetic one reminiscent of 2 Sick Monkeys. Pass The Blame probably the most aggressive sounding of them all. Don’t Be a Prick, another aggressive number with a Splodgenessabounds vibe.

Although the EP wasn’t as polished as The Exploited who tend to have well thought out introductions to all the songs on their albums. It had a similar sound and the same hardcore punk aggressive feel. A promising first offering from a newly formed band, I’d like to hear more and get the chance to see The Kluster-Fux. Likely to appeal to fans of The Exploited, The Migraines, Discharge and GBH.

Hightlight Track: Hate Fuels Hate

Track Listing
Kill Or Be Killed
See What You Wanna See
Hate Fuels Hate
Burden on Society
Kill The President
Trumpet Up Your Arse
Pass The Blame
Don’t Be a Prick

Band Members:
Kieran – Guitar/Vocals
Mike – Bass/Vocals
Jordan – Drum

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/klusterfuxirl/

Although the EP wasn’t as polished as The Exploited who tend to have well thought out introductions to all the songs on their albums. It had a similar sound and the same hardcore punk aggressive feel. A promising first offering from a newly formed band. Likely to appeal to fans of The Exploited, The Migraines, Discharge and GBH.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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