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Bleach-era Nirvana and early The Melvins meets late ’80’s Chris Connelly fronted Ministry with Thom Yorke singing is the most accurate description of Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister that I could muster up. If it sounds strange then you wouldn’t be wrong with your assumption. On Ribs, NWKS introduce listeners to a world where chaos reigns supreme under a veil of serenity.

Listening to “Just Below The Ribs” which opens Ribs is a cathartic experience despite the maelstrom of dissonant sounds with sinister intent. Dark, dirty, and seductive, Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister entices you with prettiness and then bludgeons you over the head with amped up terror once your guard is down. While that is true for the seven minute opener, it rings especially true for closer “Regards, Bison” which, at nine plus minutes, lumbers along like a monolith.

Sandwiched inbetween, listeners get more epicness with the memorable sonic onslaught of “Babies” and a live version of  “Man Outside Cumberland” which brings to mind Old Man Gloom with its use of samples. Proving that NWKS can be just as compelling in under seven minutes, the two minute “Fix My Corrections” creates an air of anxiety that builds to a subtle yet effective climax.

Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister is one of the few bands who create hope for the future of music by birthing truly some of the most original sounds to come out in a long time . Check out Ribs now on their Bandcamp page.

Grade: A

 

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