Friday, June 21, 2024

Kaine ‘Falling through Freedom’ Album Review

Kaine were Founded in 2009 by Rage Sadler and Elliot Jackson, and later Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton were added to the mix. Hailing from the Essex area they recorded their first self-titled EP in 2010.  It was released it through iTunes and Spotify through Specky Records. Not without the usual line-up changes Kaine have now released their long awaited debut album “Falling through Freedom” with the help of lead guitarist Anthony Murch.
Lost Sages Tower: Superb beats blast forth and are real head banging material. The riffs although in a simple vein are addictive with a good raw vocal beautiful chords are added to give it depth and ambiance – really loving this track. Turn it up loud and move that head! – Let time rewind itself.

Helpless Salvation: Love this track too as the build-up really sets the mood. The rhythm alone is catchy and all out metal. Although the vocals seem a little over shadowed with the music. Riffs aplenty and again I just can’t stop head banging its addictive listening!
Waking Dead: Awesome 80’s riffage starts this track with some great harmonies. The chugging is outstanding! Drumming nice and solid and inspiring with a nice bass hook, you can lose yourself in this track as there’s so much going on in it.. The fade out ending is just superb.
Riding Volition: Clean beats usher forth and a sneaky little bass line making this an interesting track. Another chugging but varied song with fire and ferocity and chanting type vocals,  you can play air guitar to this! It has a very Viking feel to it which makes it a winner in my eyes (and ears) with good strong melodic content.
The Immortal: A more heavier musical content here with some thunderous skins nice scathing vocals and dark passages interwoven with some tremendous riffs that really get the blood moving around the veins. The build-up really gets involved as well.
Quality of Madness: Slow, deep ambient opening it feeds in such a way that it invites the hungry listener to do just that! The heavy riffs are marvellous and so addictive. Nice fuzzed guitar with high energy and great melodic quality. Tempos outstanding, vocals fierce, bass solid and drums keep you banging your head! Wicked track!
Champion: A very unusual opener, steering them slightly away from the obvious direction which is not a bad thing at all and that *special touch I mentioned earlier, with fiery first class beats and different vocal content almost chant like with a sound that chugs. This breaks new ground as it isn’t in the usual vein of Kaine the riffing is however in short supply and just teases you.
Valnir: Nice vengeful dark opening with clean deep bass and then the churning guitar comes into play. Beats are solid and balanced with the track and gives the sense of solidarity and edge.
Storm of the Devoted: More chugging powerful chords burst forth and with it a strong bass hook offering another “Vikingesque” feel to it. Nice stop start emotions it drives and delivers never losing sight of the goal with shimmering effect.
Witchfinder General: Sombre – the tumble of guitar and the throbbing beats it holds a snappy conglomerate of sound. Raw vocals sung to a host of rhythmic beats giving it a sense of colourful wonder. Really great breakdown that empowers you with a dark melodic touch and driving rhythms that will eat you alive. Particularly love the piano at the very end of the track, it adds flavour to the mix as it lingers with the added touch of distant thunder bringing the CD to a close.
Kaine have worked extremely hard and funded this CD themselves.  It has brought those sleepless nights, tension and line-up changes and yet out of the dark tunnel Rage has battled on in his passion for the genre he loves and that has to stand for something!I have always loved this band because of their steely approach to move forward in the face of adversity and win. Give these guys a listen and buy this 10 track it’s a snip at 9.99 that’s just 1.00 a track! Show some support for Kaine and prove to them that their struggle has not been in vein.
*This album was entirely financed by the band members and the project was undertaken without any label support or management, continuing Kaine’s legacy as an independent and hard-working band* 
Genre: Thrash/Speed/Metal





Pagan Hel
Pagan Hel
RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

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