If you’re looking for a new, no nonsense, in your face hardcore/metal album you need not look any further. The new album “Feed Your Beast” from Hungarian rockers KAZAH will beat you into submission and leave you begging for more. Once you hear the opener “Puppets” you know exactly what you are in for. Imagine that you hear a knock on the door and when you open it up you are immediately punched in the face. It’s kinda like that. One thing that stands out to me on this album is the raw, unadulterated sound that can sometimes get lost when an album is over produced which always drives me crazy. Fortunately, that’s not the case here. Bodnár Péter delivers some blistering, angry vocals filled with a real passion for what he is trying to convey to the listener as evidenced on the song “Straight Ahead”. He sounds pissed off which made me pissed off as well and I had only heard the opening line. I love that kind of tune. The entire album is filled with tasty riffs supplied by guitarists Szabácsik István and Adamcsik Zsolt. Just listen to “Hope and Truth” or “XIS” and you will be convinced that these guys know how to please a metal heads ears. One of the more powerful tracks on the album is “Modern Slave”. The song opens with a cool bass line provided by Stephen Ollak and complemented by the standout drumming of Németi Zsolt. It’s a groove rocker that will have you hooked from beginning to end. All in all KAZAH have put together a solid debut album worthy of your attention.
Rich “Big Sloppy” Markum