Saturday, June 20, 2015


Kattah (Brazil): Lapis Lazuli (Bakerteam Records)
In terms of traditional, melodic, quality prog metal Kattah with this album is positioning themselves for a bright future in metal. The singing sounds great, in the tradition of Queensryche/Maiden; the songs show conciseness and a sense of focus, while maintaining a prog edge. The best element of Kattah is the simple fact that the band is aware that the target audience of this band likes prog and intelligence, but that the people also want songs that can rock. To tell the truth, I have never heard of this band before and I did not know what to expect. I heard the first song and it sounded awesome, but I wondered whether they could maintain the quality of the songwriting for the complete album. Naturally, the reason I was skeptical is because I wanted the album to be as good as it sounded at first. At this point, I feel confident in saying that Kattah is not misleading the audience: this band really does keep up the quality of its prog metal throughout the album. Kattah has diverse songs, and the band likes for its songs to have some variety, but these songs work. Fortunately, Kattah is a great balance of intelligence and rocking, prog and heavy metal, musicianship and songwriting, mellow/prog and rocking. If you have been reading this little humble review and you feel any sense of interest in Kattah, then please do yourself a favor and give them a listen. For my part, I believe that the band keeps its side of the bargain: they are as good as advertised; they have the songs to prove it. This must be reason why the band gets such positive reviews, and now I have found out for myself and I can say that I agree with the positive reviews, too. Kattah is a hit with me.

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