Fuck Knowledge and Learning
KVRSTLNACHT


4.0
excellent

Review

by RiffOClock USER (12 Reviews)
January 16th, 2013 | 62 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "Born. Tried to avoid discomfort. Still trying. All these stories end the same."

The choice for such an unusual album cover was by no means accidental. However harsh and abrasive their music can get at times, and however menacing the tagline "You are Fucked." may sound to some, there is always a strong stream of beauty and purity barely keeping itself from overflowing throughout the record. Judging from their song titles and band name, Fuck Knowledge and Learning hide it very well on paper, but the very first songs on KVRSTLNACHT betray them. 'Cocoon' not so much: opening with palm-muted chords that quickly turn into a furious riff fest, the song is an adequate demonstrator of the album's ridiculously lo-fi nature. KVRSTLNACHT is a nasty basement record: the riffs, barely audible on their own, are overpowered by deafening, yet competent and driving drumming. The vocals, not aided by microphone, are buried completely; inhuman shrieks that put the vocalist of Jeromes Dream to shame. The ridiculously powerviolent 'Elloquent' pushes things even further, with rapid blast beats tearing down whatever the pummeling 'Ubiquitous' left untouched. It is 'Sore' where Fuck Knowledge and Learning reveal their true nature: the shrieks suddenly appear a lot more vulnerable as the riffs get noticeably slower and injected with a strong dose of melody. Topping this all off with more aggressive riffing won't change the simple fact that KVRSTLNACHT is the sound of a band playing from the heart; young, passionate and honest. From then on the songs are a wonderfully mixed bag: 'Writhing' sees the vocalist pouring out his heart amidst the ongoing chaos while the melodic 'Tarnished' resonates with every drum beat. The closing Cattle confirms what becomes apparent through KVRSTLNACHT's brief, 12-minute runtime: music's truly where the heart is.



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RiffOClock
January 16th 2013


1051 Comments


http://fuckknowledgeandlearning.bandcamp.com/

Mookid
January 16th 2013


1485 Comments


Greatest band name ever

RiffOClock
January 16th 2013


1051 Comments


ftf are faux

MO
January 16th 2013


19736 Comments


sounds sweet can't go wrong with riffage

treeqt.
January 16th 2013


14373 Comments


what the fuck is kvrstlnacht supposed to mean

Digging: Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss

treeqt.
January 16th 2013


14373 Comments


I'm german myself and that's definitely not a german word.
The closest thing that comes to my mind is Kristallnacht (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht)

treeqt.
January 16th 2013


14373 Comments


downloaded though

porch
January 16th 2013


8460 Comments


ironically enough given the band name we could use a detective with your knowledge on the force lovetree

treeqt.
January 16th 2013


14373 Comments


sorry I don't speak english can you explain that for me?

MrElmo
January 16th 2013


1955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is good

BallsToTheWall
January 16th 2013


45347 Comments


Future Nobel Peace Prize winner right here.

Digging: Firewater - Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood for the Fire

Havey
January 16th 2013


9977 Comments


why rev this don't you wanna keep that obscurometer 100%

RiffOClock
January 16th 2013


1051 Comments


yah every1 check out

TheNexus100
January 16th 2013


2696 Comments


its probz better than city of caterpillar RITE RIFF

alachlahol
January 16th 2013


7583 Comments


night of broken glass bitch anyone ever hear of the nazis

alachlahol
January 16th 2013


7583 Comments


and though this album conflicts with my view that knowledge and learning will help to progress our
society iwill give this an impartial listen that i can guarantee you

TheNexus100
January 16th 2013


2696 Comments


this sounds horrible. lol at comparing this mediocre bullshit to orchid

porch
January 16th 2013


8460 Comments


thought you'd left the site prog

TheNexus100
January 16th 2013


2696 Comments


couldnt resist the temptation of the sput

porch
January 16th 2013


8460 Comments


just a temporary hiatus i see



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