or Kickers Ass is a death/thrash metal trio from France. K.A's second
independent release, Close-Up, presents a strong collaboration of
elements such as progressive, death, thrash and heavy metal. More
importantly, their name speaks for itself. The music is very aggressive
with a lot of weird breaks and even some solos. They also appear to
have quite a following in the central portions of Europe playing live
with bands like Vader and Darkthrone! So is there a bright future?
That depends on promotion and whether they can sign a major deal.
They would sound a lot more proficient with a slightly better digital
mix. If you should get your paws on "Close-Up", as we did,
then you will be in for a surprise. K.A will not bore the hell outta
you with simple groove-laden riffs, over-technical breaks, or super-soaked
keyboards. Nope- there is actually an originally fair mixture of death
metal-oriented material. Trends beware! If you're looking for something
not too "over-the-top", but not too "grind"...
you may dig it!
Reviewed By: Thomas