The Kronk Men released their standout single “The Climax of the Final Hour” in February 2019 and treated Alt Fans to a captivating serving of doom-riddled Surf – and I can pretty much guarantee you’ve never heard anything like this before.
The Climax of the Final Hour wouldn’t be out of place on a David Lynch soundtrack, and if this single was around at the time Fear and Loathing was released, I’m pretty sure the chaos contained within the soundtrack would have been the perfect fit.
With the extended duration of the instrumental track, there is plenty of anticipation built up in the prelude to prepare you for just how magnetic the instrumental arrangements are going to get as the reverb bleeds, slowly teasing the track which inevitably leads into full-frontal chaos.
Dick Dale would have been proud to hear this evolution of Surf; which is for the most part a fairly lively and upbeat genre, yet, The Kronk Men were able to contort hypnotically eerie tonalities which leave you hooked in by the constantly winding and meandering guitar.
You can check out the latest single from the Kronk Men for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast