Ramon : The in 2009 founded Karkaos is up to its second effort already, after ‘Empire’ from 2014. The line-up picture sparks the first interest, as it shows two women and three men, of which one seems to occupy the drum kit. The camera man quite loves her, as her waving hair and open cleavage are displayed in slow motion repeatedly. That is no sexism of mine, just an objective observation? The clip as a whole shows a lot of slow motion. But in the end that is not what you want to be judged by as a band. It is about the music.
The other lady in the picture delivers the clean vocals and does so above average. Supported by the melodic thrash-/deathmetal she may sing a little flat, but also quite strong and solid in her notes. The grunt tends towards deathcore a little, the production makes you think it is a very experienced, A-class band and singer Viky also appears to have a magnificent screaming voice, which makes this band even more versatile. Guest appearances come from the also Canadian singers Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle Of Filth) and Morgan Lander (Kittie). All in all the band delivers a very well-crafted alternative for Arch Enemy, at least as theatrical music and a slightly darker approach. Fans of the genre will surely love this.