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11/1/2002BooneThe Ed Kemper Trio / How To Win A Sword Fight (Yawn)

Was kind of shocked when I put this disc on. This trio plays a guitar based, at times dissonant type of post HC rock with some skronk/noise and experimental overtones. The delivery is stripped down and straight ahead to harness an edge that comes through clearly with these harsh sonic soundscapes, sometimes fitting a groove that's undeniable. Ironically, it's the groove that helps make the band what it is in the long run and gives these songs a vibe that you want to listen to. Yes, I admit I was shocked - but in the end it's a good thing.

-- Boone