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King Cannibal – Let the Night Roar (2009)

22 Feb


King Cannibal is the main project for Dylan Richards. His 2009 record “Let the Night Roar” is a manifestation of dark bass concoctions, low frequencies, lyrical aggression and dystopia. ‘Tails of Slicing Faces’ and ‘Murder’ made Radio 1’s Mary-Anne Hobbs label the sound as too dark! From the opening strains of “Arigami Style” it’s clear why King Cannibal makes label mate “The Bug” sound like Bob Marley and the Wailers. The music has an aggression and intimidation about it, with nasty raggaclash, bastardised dancehall rhythms and an uncompromising, restless mutation. It is an essential record for anyone who has grown tired of the maligned trend-du-jour that we have come to know as “Dubstep”.