Boomkat Product Review:
Some of the most vicious garage rock to grace the Boomkat Jukebox in some time, and against all the odds, it's by the French. Yes, A.H. Kraken hail from Metz, spewing torrents of barely intelligible guitar noise and squawked vocals atop songs with title like 'Kevin Costner Est Un Acteur Americain'. The production compliments the overheated, maxed out feel of the instrumental and vocal delivery, constantly bristling with distortion, but never to the point where the sharpness and focus becomes obscured. Pain thresholds are breached during the no-wave haemorrhage 'She Plays Loud', and just when you think you can take no more, the band come up with a slice of shambolic pop brilliance on 'Verschwende Deine Jugend', putting a far more approachable - even fun - spin on their sound. Splendid.