Theme Switcher
Switch to:


Join us over at the Facebook replacement Join up and become part of 2018's great migration off of Facebook.


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6924
Comments: 16855
Ratings: 5042
Forum Posts: 22613
Search DDG
Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2012 Articles » Kha°s - 2012 Rising [ep]
Kha°s - 2012 Rising [ep]

ALBUM: Rising [ep]
LABEL: Independent
YEAR: 2012
SPONSOR: Germusica Haulix


LINEUP: Chandler Mogel - vocals * Mark Rossi - guitars * N I c Angileri - bass * Trevor Franklin - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Distress Signal * 02 Hated * 03 Reason To Die * 04 Mind Violence * 05 Perfect Future * 06 Reason To Die (Radio Edit) * 07 Perfect Future (Radio Edit)



October 29th saw the release of the debut Kha°s EP 'Rising', featuring Talon and Outloud vocalist Chandler Mogel. It's not just Mogel who is the name player here. The band is a sorta supergroup with Swiss musicians Mark Rossi (Tribal), N I c Angileri (Jorn) and Trevor Franklin (Elis) all name players in themselves. Kha°s is the culmination of music that couldn't be played in the personnel's respective groups, so is an outlet of sorts. A product of Internet collaboration and produced by German based engineer Rolf Munkes, the quartet fuse modern metal with some groove elements; the result is five tracks opening up the possibility of what Kha°s might achieve in the future.

The Songs
Some deep sea sonar effects precede the modern metal of 'Distress Signal'. This has a similarity to some of Lillian Axe's recent material. Mark Rossi propels the band along with some high-density guitar riffs and some brutal soloing when we hit the solo section. The power is toned down on the mid-tempo orchestral backed 'Hated'. It fuses a myriad of modern metal styles with a level of intensity which has this band taking a serious look at themselves. Again, Mogel sings up a storm. 'Reason To Die' is created on the base of acoustic guitar and some orchestral backing. It's a smooth delivery and easily the pick of the songs for me. 'Mind Violence' is a riff chugger, heavy in the same way that German metallers Rage were, the only difference being Mogel's clean and clear vocals. 'Perfect Future' sets the sound down an octave or so, it's a dense affair still with the pre-requisite melody and ebb/flow interchange between verse and chorus. The EP also contains two radio edited cuts for 'Reason To Edit' (an obvious choice), plus 'Perfect Future'.

In Summary
I think it's clear this outfit has a future, and with a world class vocalist in Chandler Mogel in tow, they should be able to build a full albums worth of material. The only issue I'm guessing is time availability working away from their other full-time commitments. Considering this project was born of the Internet, then anything is possible. Watch with interest.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

#1 | gdazegod on December 16 2012 00:53:33
YouTube Video:
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Rubicon - 1980 America Dreams, London Egg - 2008 In The Beginning, Jellyfish - 1990 Bellybutton, Derringer - 1977 Sweet Evil, Sing Sing - 1994 Sing Sing, DGM - 2016 The Passage, Ignition - 2003 Ignition, Arena - 2005 Peppers Ghost, KXM - 2017 Scatterbrain, Hummingbird - 1976 We Can't Go On Meeting Like This, Arena - 2003 Contagion, Public Domain - 1998 Radio Nights, Deep Purple - 2003 Bananas, Alien - 2005 Dark Eyes, Candy Harlots - 1992 Five Wicked Ways
Jane Bogaert The Burnpool Lost Weekend Paul Laine Danger Danger The Defiants Shooting Star Kharma Thought Chamber Michael Harris Black Majesty Jacklyn Tyketto Kick The Kangaroo Virgin Steele Mox Nix Lix Best Of 2011 Grace Slick Jefferson Starship Starship Tom Jans The Proof Angelica (Sweden) Zon Cinderella Spread Eagle Frontline Tycoon Wounded Bird Fotomaker Dream Evil EP Nexx Wounded Bird Nantucket Magnum Richie Kotzen Arthurs Museum
All Tags