first struck me as the typical metalcore band (i.e. Killswitch, Every
Time I Die, Atreyu, etc.) but after my first listen, they struck me
more as Lamb Of God. "Tragedy Essential" belches forth 13
extreme tracks (with the exception of "Prelude to Blasphemy")
of very off-time breakdowns with catchy rhythms and choruses. There
are brutal moments, slightly less aggressive parts, and also some
doom-laden melodies therein. I find this to be a very good offering
from a band that hasn't been around that long. There does seem to
be something missing, as much as there indeed is, like the keyboards
could've been presented more frequently or there could've been a few
more solos or over-the-top rhythms to back the basic power-chord ones.
Other than that, Kilfast are indeed impressive and anyone into Meshuggah,
Lamb of God, or death/metalcore-style bands will probably like these
guys a lot!
Reviewed By: Thomas