Kayo Dot   Gamma Knife
3.5
great
Release Date: 2012
Tracklist

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0.0 silentpotato | January 3rd 12

THE FUCKING GROWLS ARE BACK! THE MOTHER FUCKING GROWLS ARE BACK! THE METAL IS BACK AND KAYO DOT IS FUCKING BACK MOTHERFUCKERS FUCK YEAH AOTY SHIT ON MY DICK!

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0.0 Jade EMERITUS | July 7th 12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHYYu6uuOU8

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4.5 superbXenophanes STAFF | January 4th 12

The addition of metal influences is certainly welcome, but as tradition, Kayo Dot can't make a consistent album to save their lives, even with a 32 minute runtime.

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4.0 excellentYazz_Flute | January 3rd 12

As short and concise as Kayo Dot have ever sounded. Still, at roughly 32 minutes in length, Gamma Knife is very aesthetically dense. The chaotic pseudo-symphonic rumblings of Driver's latest projects are present, but his older "metal" atmosphere has returned. The middle trio features a twist of black metal peeking through the cacophony of wooded instruments. Very solid for sure.

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4.5 superbAnimalsAsSummit | December 21st 15

ever jam this on full blast in your vehicle? ooooooohhhhh baby

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2.0 poorEasterInTheBatcave | December 20th 15

Kayo Dot go black metal (in their own way), but sadly, this album doesn't live up to the awesomeness that statement implies. The production on the three middle songs is horrible, and, even worse, the songs themselves are boring. I do like opener "Lethe", though, and the closing track is interesting.

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2.0 poorLambda | August 12th 14

Not my cup of tea. The production on the three middle songs just sounds bad (and not in a good, lo-fi manner) and the fact that the songs don't seem to go anywhere doesn't help matters. I do like opener "Lethe", though, and the closing track is interesting. 2.3

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0.0 staticNUMEROcuatro | September 5th 13

is this a joke

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0.0 666Micrograms | February 18th 13

Kayo Dot are still eclectic and bizarre as ever, but thanks to the reappearance of metal and a more concise, half-hour tracklist, Gamma Knife ends up as another successful Toby Driver album.

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3.0 goodGnarlyShillelagh EMERITUS | January 8th 12

I mean I doubt I'll listen to this more than twice after January is over and there's more music out...

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4.0 excellentbrcry | January 4th 12

I've listened to it three times so far, and i love it more each time. The production is far from perfect but that's not a deal breaker.

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4.0 excellentFadedSun | January 4th 12

Initial impressions are that this is awesome, although the recording sounds a little muddy at times.

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