Kong is without a doubt one of the most original and unique bands
featured on these pages, and an absolute BNR favorite.
They specialize in
all-instrumental, complex arrangements which often feature
the four members playing riffs totally different from each other,
as if they are all playing different songs (but yet it works).
Sometimes they opt for heavy riffing, other times quieting down,
and still other times they dabble in sampling and industrial
There really isn't a single band that sounds much like Kong.
The production on the first two albums suffers a bit, though by
Push Comes To Shove that had been corrected.
They present a unique view live as well, with each member occupying
a different corner of the venue, effectively surrounding the
Predictably, a band of this nature would tend to stray into more
experimental (read: less metal) directions as they matured, and
that indeed occured, as Earmined started the progression away
from their past and Freakcontrol continued it, delving into
techno/house rhythms more than anything metallic.
They formally disbanded sometime in 2003, but bassist
bassist Mark Drillich revived the band four years later with a
A comeback album, What It Seems Is What You Get, capturing the
spirit of the earlier works, was released in 2009.