Following Beastland, Krüller is yet another monumental step for Shone in refining the songwriting and broadening the possibilities of the Author & Punisher. It's his most listenable project thus far, but no less avant garde or confident in its position resting along the cutting edge of contemporary industrial music. Krüller is often as crushing as any of Shone's past work, but with added emotional complexity and versatility to potentially catapult the record to the top of his discography.
Rip the bandage off now if you haven't already and are in denial after the first two singles; to call Dream Weapon a metal record would be a stretch by any metric, and there's nary a glimpse of grind in sight. Remember to breathe, it's okay. Once Dream Weapon gets going and you forget that you're supposed to be listening to a Genghis Tron record, it's quite a wonderfully bright journey that serves as a calm and content reflection on extinction.