Hailing from Falmouth, KaiDekA are a groove/thrash metal five piece who have been rocking the UK metal scene since 2008, releasing their debut album, “False Idols and Pyrite Thrones” via Rising Records back in 2011 and touring it constantly since then. Now in 2013, they are back with the follow up to their amazing debut, an album that has reinvented and revolutionised the sound the band aimed to achieve when they first started out. This is “A Blissful Image of a Dystopian Vision,” an album containing 10 of the heaviest, grooviest and downright most awesome tracks to come from an unsigned UK band. KaiDekA are flying the flag high for British heavy metal and “A Blissful Image of a Dystopian Vision” is the record that will hopefully get KaiDekA the recognition they truly deserve.
Compared to “False Idols and Pyrite Thrones”, “A Blissful Image of a Dystopian Vision” is a lot heavier than its predecessor, going for more of a technical approach in songs such as ‘Shackles of the Flesh’, ‘Obsessive’ and the incredible title track ‘A Blissful Image Of A Dystopian Vision’. What has changed most about KaiDekA’s signature sound is that the music has become much more mature, with each member of the band having their time to shine as they radiate off pure talent in each and every one of these songs.
From the call to arms, rallying opener that is ‘25145400 (The Nameless)’ to the intense closing track ‘Verb The Noun’, KaiDekA deliver a brutal barrage or pure aggression in each and every song, reeking at points heavily of Lamb of God and Machine Head-esque through the insane riffage spewed forth and containing at points melodic death metal style vocal lines to form one hell of a monstrous sound that is distinctively KaiDekA.
There is only one main concern with “A Blissful Image of a Dystopian Vision”, and that is that compared to the band’s debut it feels as if the band has lost the ability to write an album chock full of pure metal anthems. There are no tracks on “A Blissful Image of a Dystopian Vision” that compare to or as memorable as fan favourites such as ‘Let’s Blame Dahmer’, ‘Drowning’ and ‘Pride’. Sure, these new songs are incredible in their very own way, but it’s hard to tell if they will make as much as an impact as KaiDekA’s older material when they get dropped into a live set.
This is only KaiDekA’s second release, and by god if they are this good after just two albums, who knows how big these guys will get with a few more releases in the pipeline. From start to finish a jaw dropping feat of unfiltered aggression and emotion, “A Blissful Image of a Dystopian Vision” is one of the finest albums to come from a British heavy metal band period!