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Preach­ers And Crea­tures

FYSISK FOR­MAT Kris­tiansand-based re­li­gious rene­gades still work­ing out where to turn Kor­rupt hail from a par­tic­u­larly re­li­gious part of Nor­way – a back­ground that per­me­ates this, their de­but al­bum. Hav­ing turned their backs on the cul­ture in which they were raised, it’s rea­son­able to ex­pect some right­eous fire, a re­ver­sion of the ‘zealotry of the con­vert’ cliché. It’s strange, then, that Preach­ers And Crea­tures is so oddly tooth­less. Sure, it’s an­gry, and the com­bi­na­tion of a hard­core punk aes­thetic with Bay Area thrash riff­ing, can be com­pelling – No Past, No Fu­ture and In­tu­ition be­ing good ex­am­ples – but over­all it sits be­tween two worlds with­out ex­ploit­ing the best of ei­ther. Kor­rupt are at their best when they head into more tra­di­tional punk ter­ri­tory. Khaver, a mid­paced, catchy track rem­i­nis­cent of 90s Epi­taph punk, is great but it sounds like a dif­fer­ent band. An in­trigu­ing con­cept, but a work in progress. FOR FANS OF: GRADE, MADBALL, PROPAGANDHI


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