Kaamos - _Kaamos_
(Candlelight, 2002)
by: Matthias Noll (8 out of 10)
Many months before the universally acclaimed Bloodbath album _Resurrection Through Carnage_ suddenly brought early '90s Swedish death metal back to public attention, Kaamos released their self-titled debut, and it certainly does not deserve to go unnoticed. Whereas _RTC_ brought back an even more caustic version of the Skogsberg sound, the production of the Kaamos debut rather resembles the somewhat underproduced approach of the first two Unleashed albums. Musically, Kaamos' material is also roughly comparable to the fastest tracks of early Unleashed, although they sound much more aggressive and tend to rush through their songs as if chased by the hounds of hell. Serving their death metal relatively simple but totally relentless, these four Swedes have the gift many others lack: they have an ability to write real songs and not just brutal riffs. The catchiness is what makes this album extremely enjoyable and songs like "The Storm of Coming" provide the perfect soundtrack for some late night beer-drinking, thrashing and headbanging sessions. There's something incredibly intense, sincere and youthful about Kaamos' music, a rare spiritual vibe which wasn't lost during the recording process, and they manage to sound authentic, old-fashioned and up-to-date all at the same time. Support this band and their no-frills death metal, I'm sure they deserve it more than many others!

Contact: http://www.kaamos.nu

(article published 29/5/2003)

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