Boomkat Product Review:
Down Below It's Chaos is the 3rd Sub Pop album from Seattle four-piece Kinski. Given the band's inclination towards Black Sabbath-influenced sludge rock, it was an excellent choice to recruit producer Randall Dunn (whose previous credits include Earth, Sunn O))) and Boris). The thick bottom-end fuzz of 'Crybaby Blowout' lets you know exactly what's instore. The band hurl forth a barrage of bluesy high tempo riffs over the course of a blistering four-minute instrumental, but then pull the hard rockin' rug from under you with the cleaned up vocal slow jam 'Passwords & Alcohol'. While the dominant theme here is all out heaviness, the album is characterised by plenty of narrative texture, offering respite from the pentatonic slurry storm on organ-infused post rock jaunts like 'Silent Biker Type' and the droning 'Plan, Steal, Drive'. It's the full-throttle retro metal of tracks like 'Punching Goodbye Out Front' that'll keep you coming back for more though.