May 25, 2021

I’ve been listening to a lot of bands from Sweden lately (Terrible Feelings, Asta Kask, Masshysteri, Vånna Inget) and now I can add Kerosene Kream to that list. They’re undeniably different from the previously mentioned bands, though would still fit right in with a Swedish punk set. There’s some Devo-y parts, synth, ska-ish riffs in “Muzzle Me,” and high energy beats throughout. The record starts out with a catchy, plodding bass riff by itself and then erupts into noise as the other instruments join in. The vocals are covered by what sounds like a male and female duo—one voice is fairly flat until they let out guttural screams, and the other is a high pitched screech that reminds me of Poly Styrene. Overall they mostly remind me of The Epoxies, with maybe some Mind Spiders thrown in. –Kayla Greet (Svart Ljud / Push My Buttons)