Killing Fields Of Ontario have a much more nuanced take on the end of the world
Both the band name and the album title suggest blasts of apocalyptic, nihilistic hardcore, but Killing Fields Of Ontario have a much more nuanced take on the end of the world. This second record from the London/Birmingham four-piece is an eclectic selection of what some might describe as folk-rock. Sure, the country jangle of ‘When We Were Born’ and the gentle lilt of ‘Weight’ both have roots in the folk scene. But the ragged fever of ‘Creeper’ is more Murder By Death than Mumford & Sons, while the intense textures of ‘Cloud’ and the epic seven-and-a-half-minute title track recall the complex, expansive sounds and emotional weight of Broken Records, The National or Frightened Rabbit. All hail the apocalypse.