A vicious expansion on their outstanding ‘Infest the Rats' Nest’.
I believe KGLW is our most featured artist thus far, and anyone who has listened to them understands exactly why. PetroDragonic Apocalypse (PDA) is yet another stellar release in their epic catalogue and takes their thrash flavours and stretches them out into longer, more conceptual songs about one of the band's recurring favourite themes, ecocide.
Whilst ‘Infest the Rats' Nest’ covered an interplanetary class war, this one explores a Mad Max-style hellscape on a desert earth where the PetroDragon reigns supreme ensuring the eternal production and consumption of fossil fuels. Opener ‘Motor Spirit’ tees the album up for greatness with a driving multi-phase epic detailing a motor cult taking havoc to the road in what sounds like AC/DC from hell. The record verges into other great moments like ‘Supercell’ which is more of a murder ballad done Gizz style. It’s more direct and crunchy than its predecessor.
The body of the record flies by until it comes to the last two nine-minute tracks which sound more like a Sleep-style epic which from what we can gather, involves the end of the world via flames. ‘Dragon’ and ‘Flamethrower’ have just about everything one would want in a rock/metal record. Sing-alongs, solos, jams, thrash and armageddon are all rolled into the finale of this pure beast of a record.
It’s with this one that it only becomes clearer that KGLW has been one of the most rewarding, exciting and purely innovative rock acts of all time. It’s increasingly harder to find another artist that envelops music as diversely and daringly as these guys, and we are on board 1000%.
‘PetroDragonic Apocalypse’ is available in the Store now along with 'Polygondwanaland' & 'L.W'.