KAOS - THE PITS OF EXISTENCE
Metal To Infinity
For all those hooked on the furious thrashing Metal
forces from the Bay Area part of San Francisco, please take something to write
and make notice of a band called Kaos! A few years ago, I had the opportunity to
spread the word of their previously released and sophomore effort entitled
“Kaos Among Us” – a restless and wild way of US Thrash Metal that barely
broke my bones… real good output it was but meanwhile, Kaos has released their
new album “The Pits Of Existence” and better believe you’ve gotta be very
strong to survive this way power and aggression.
like “Kaos Among Us”, also the new album “The Pits Of Existence” is
available as awesome looking digipack – still active as an unsigned
underground Metal band but it seems like they don’t care about that. Kaos gets
my full attention, support and dignity due to they’ve written all the songs,
recorded, arranged and produced “The Pits Of Existence” all by themselves.
With or without a record deal, Kaos just move on like a silver bullet from a
loaded gun, fast forward with no turning back. I’d like to say that the new CD
is a killer album with a killer production!
albums starts with the intro ‘Enter Insanity’ – they build up the power
one step at the time until its time for the real deal, actually the second blow
entitled ‘Bled Some More’. Damn, what a great song – fast guitar rhythms
with aggressive vocals and awesome drum parts reminiscent to Slayer’s Dave
Lombardo what means a lot. Kaos’ drummer really hits fast, hard and has a
great timing within its might – excellent and fully loaded with outstanding
drum skills ripping all thrashing ears to shreds! Next is the title track, not
that fast as previous track but still brilliant. Somewhere in between Sacrifice
and Slayer and I don’t want to forget to tell that the new album has also
plenty of great guitar solo’s to offer.
Sacrifice’ is a song that deserves full attention. Imagine ‘South Of Heaven’
from Slayer but worked out with own ideas and superb arrangements. Building up a
song like this – well, you’ve gotta be very strong to let it happen! And the
best has yet to come – for example ‘Out Of Time’ is made for the ultimate
thrashers! High speed velocities and pretty technical bass, drum and guitar
lines with well fitting, aggressive vocal use… positive astonished and gasping
for air, that what happens me! ‘Screaming In The Mirror’ and ‘Tear Us
Apart’ sound great – ‘Soul To Give’ even better and mainly faster! Kaos
came in with a guitar driven intro and to leave they choose to bring on one last
track actually a so called outro entitled ‘Exit Reality’. Nice and tender in
the beginning but after 2 minutes, roaring guitars appear in full gear and damn
yeah, also this song pleases me completely.
an album like “The Pits Of Existence”, Hayward California based Kaos just
delivered the living evidence they’re really great! With all respect for their
previous release “Kaos Among Us” (which was a good album too) but “The
Pits Of Existence” nearly leaves me behind with a cardiac arrest. Moving on
through the valleys of Metal since the late eighties, building up a highly
appreciating pallet of skills throughout the years and now, they’re back with
such a great album – admiration all the way guys!
like my Thrash Metal most of all in a Bay Area way – I know that’s a
personal meaning but a meaning I will never let go. Disagree with me about that?
I simply don’t care at all. Maybe you should take my good recommendation… go
check out Kaos at: www.kaosamongus.com
… then, you can give a judgement if you want too. “The Pits Of Existence”
by KAOS – needful food for Thrash Metal maniacs!
My Points: 90 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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