KAOS - VALIDATED IN BLOOD
Metal To Infinity
Hayward California USA, KAOS came into my life with the album “Kaos Among
Us”, released through Malevolence Records back in 2006. Name of the game back
then can be described as Thrash Metal and very pleasant fact to me, all of the
tracks were composed with a lethal dose of Bay Area influences. Bay Area Thrash
Metal conquered my soul way back in the eighties (bands: Forbidden, Death Angel,
Vio-lence, Exodus, Slayer, Testament, Atrophy, Dark Angel, Hallows Eve and so
many others)… after more than three decades, my interest in this type of music
is still present and I won’t let it loose, hell no!
was formed in 1988, released a few self-financed recordings but as time passed
by new blood entered the ranks and they became stronger and stronger. The band
came in contact with Nathan from Malevolence Records and signed a deal which was
a present from heaven for the guys in Kaos. I’d like to call it well deserved
because their debut effort “Kaos Among Us” proved they were really good
servants in Thrash Metal. Delivering their stuff just like in the good old days
and I believed that Kaos could be the most promising revelation in the fields of
thrash. My faith in the band became reality - a second album saw daylight in
2010, entitled “The Pits Of Existence” and released through Malevolence
Records, Kaos sounded better than before… this effort was a killer one and
made for all those into aggressive, technical Bay Area Thrash Metal (what did
you expect?!). Wrapped as a professional looking digi-pack and
loaded with 11 tracks, “The Pits Of Existence” shows you all how to
thrash as it should be.
output number three has been unleashed in April 2012 (again via Malevolence
Records) – this time it’s a five track EP called “Validated In Blood”.
Former album TPOE meant a lot to me, it fully pleased me and my expectations on
the new EP were highly stretched. A promopack kindly sent by the band’s
management under the leading force of Michelle Murray fell on my doormat and it
doesn’t take much time before I gave the silver disc a few spins.
you're not familiar with Kaos, feel free to watch for their new video trailer
as posted HERE.
You will get a perfect view about what Kaos is all about – feel the vocal aggression
and loads of technical moves mainly offered by both guitar players. ‘United We
Kill’ and ‘Internal Bleeding’ rush through your speakers with a
devastating force and feels good to me. Kaos’ frontman screams it out with
great dedication – total aggression reigns supreme within his throat. I also
like the good variety based on the speed velocities – they know very well when
it’s time to withdraw the accelerator pedal. But don’t worry, a bit later on
they’re back in full force, as usual! ‘Alive
To Die’ has a more moderate pace but the aggression is still on – next
‘Blood Red Eyes’ opens all registers once again. It’s time to let yourself
go wild and free on the almighty forces of Bay Area Thrash Metal… absolutely
great song not require further explanation, just listen and ENJOY!
track of “Validated In Blood’ is the everything scorching cover entitled
‘Kill On Command’, originally recorded 1988 by one of my alltime and
everlasting favourite US Thrash Metal bands named Vio-lence! Taking from the
band’s legendary album “Eternal Nightmare” (Mechanic Records), no one can
beat the originals but the way Kaos covers ‘Kill On Command’ is amazing. I
don’t know for sure but I guess this is the first Vio-lence cover ever heard
in my life. Right or wrong, true fact is that Kaos’ mission is totally
succeeded and allows me to say, wonderful work guys!
In Blood” is become a very good EP and I will underline it one last time…
Bay Area Thrash Metal maniacs longing to hear their stuff aggressive likewise
Sadus, Slayer, Demolition Hammer, Recipients Of Death, Morbid Saint, Potential
Threat, Hexx should have place an order right on HERE.
European readers better take notice of the fact Kaos plays at the 2012 edition
of Metal Over Oostrozebeke Festival (Belgium) that’ll take place July the 7th.
In association with Malevolence Records, the bill is also loaded with other
acts: Absentia, Septic Christ and T.C.F. More info on the festival at: www.myspace.com/metaloveroostrozebeke
. Homepage Kaos: http://kaosamongus.com/
My Points: 92 / 100 (Review by Stefan)