Kaisas – Degitalize [2014]

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Greek guitarist/bassist/songwriter Babis Kaisas after his successful debut in 2011 is back with his second work and a new line-up consist by vocalist Mark Evans (Heavens Edge) and drummer Allen Brunelle (Mystic Force, Raughhousen). The new album titled “Degitalize” contain 12-tracks of melodic hard rock harmonies with a 80s touch and great vocal arrangements  from Mark Evans prove one more why he is still one of the best voices in hard rock scene.

“Degitalize” is an album that on first glance doesn’t come across as anything spectacular but over time reveals some really catchy and memorable songs varying from decent to exceptional. On his second album moves in the same paths of his previous work offer us a blend of hard rock and glam metal, which I personally brought to mind something between Dark Avenger, Barren Cross and Q5 points from late 80’s era, which foisted on the general style of the compositions and sensations, sometimes with a successful way and other times not so much. But the album contain some tunes like the “Bloody War”, “Wounded and Alone”, “Stand and Fight” or even the Poison-feeling ballad “Helen” that also released as a video to make you love this record offer us some energetic hooks and melodies but unfortunately the album not contain the hit-song that you will stuck for hours. If you are fun of Aldo Nova’s work definitely you will like “Poisoned Heart” while the album contains a cover of “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” from Cutting Crew. As a bonus track you may hear a quite different version of Def Leppard’s “Hysteria”, a good addition on the record.

In a growing Greek hard rock scene Kaisas’ second album is a worthy effort especially for the lovers of 80s era.  If Kaisas work better on production (as sometimes heard like a demo recording), improved the songwriting and avoid some recurring riffs he will have a bright future. Keep up the great work!

Band Members
Allen Brunelle – Drums
Mark Evans – Vocals
Babis Kaisas – Guitars/bass

Tracks
01. Rockin’ In The Digital World
02. No Offence
03. Poisoned Heart
04. Bloody War
05. Wounded And Alone
06. (I Just) Died In Your Arms
07. Stand And Fight
08. Strangers In The Night
09. Baby Don’t Cry
10. The Highlander
11. Roar Of A Distant Thunder
12. Helen
13. Hysteria (spare track)

 

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