CEREAL KILLER: The Beginning & End of Cereal Killer: LP

There are certain bands in Australia that make me wonder if sticking to the underside of planet earth causes them to go a bit crazy with all that blood running to their heads. Cereal Killer is a prime example based on The Beginning & End of Cereal Killer, an album that is part psychedelic, part hardcore, and part just plain weird. To be honest, I don’t care what helps the band make music like this as I’m finding it to be an exhilarating record that is currently getting frequent plays. The vocals sound as if they have been shredded through a microphone with the oral equivalent of a cheese grater before being committed to vinyl to create an oddly hi-fi lo-fi sound. I was floored on hearing this once. I’m now like a well-beaten boxer, out for count and unable to get to their feet. –Rich Cocksedge (Drunken Sailor, [email protected], drunkensailorrecords.co.uk / AntiFade, [email protected], antifaderecords.bandcamp.com)