What happens when you mix thrash and nu metal? Falmouth based Kaideka of course. Sounding like a revamped version of Slipknot’s self titled debut album – False Idols and Pyrite Thrones is a shining example of a metal album, being technically brilliant; combining: Ferocity, musical brilliance and catchy songs to form one of the heaviest albums of 2011. No one would ever dream of combining two rivalling genres such as thrash and nu metal, but Kaideka have pulled it off, and in doing so have created a hybrid of metal music mastery. False Idols and Pyrite Thrones will have you banging your head at 150mph, circle pitting in your own living room and growling along to the songs like an enraged gorilla!
Kaideka aren’t the innovators of a new genre and you can clearly here elements of Lamb of God, Slipknot, Napalm Death and even KoRn in their music. False Idols and Pyrite Thrones is an album jammed full of classic metal tracks, that put most of their peers music to shame. When tracks like ‘Seize the Day’, ‘Pride’ and ‘The Soldier and the Poet’ smash through your speakers, you can’t help but instantaneously throw down to the killer beat downs and harsh vocals that this album is heavily laden with.
There are also hints of punk music on False Idols and Pyrite Thrones and this adds to the heaviness and anarchy of this album. Tracks like ‘Drowning’ and ‘Grave of the Patriots’ add that fast paced, charging approach to the music and the vocals, jabbering, aggressively on make this music all the more heavier. But, best of all is the track ‘Let’s Blame Dahmer’ which has the most impressive intro to a metal song, you will ever hear. You can imagine it now. A venue chocked full of people, screaming at the top of their head to the Barney Greenway styled vocals that are blurring out over the PA system.
There isn’t one dull moment on this album, and you can quite clearly hear that each of these songs was written with the purpose to be played live. Kaideka have made an album, that fans can enjoy both on album and live. It’s musically stimulating and catches the audience’s attention from the word go. There are so many possible singles on False Idols and Pyrite Thrones and Kaideka have made this an album that can be played over and over again without getting monotonous or boring. There is so much going on, you can’t take it all in from one listen, and that’s what is so good about this record, the fact you have to listen to it again and again to hear every little musical flourish.
Kaideka need to hurry up and make another album, for after the release of the stunning album that is False Idols and Pyrite Thrones, they have left many a fan stunned by the musical brilliance. Well done guys on releasing one of the most killer albums of 2011! [8/10]