I listen to ďThe Metal Observer RadioĒ during my long days at work and when Iím alone, the volume tends to escalate little by little as the day passes. It was during one of these all day listening sessions that I was introduced to KIMAERA. I was immediately impressed.
Thereís nothing more compelling than a band that tends to stray away from the already conquered grounds of the Metal battlefield. Itís nice to hear something different every once and awhile and thatís what drew me towards KIMAERA. The musicians that make up this band are not much older than myself, (the oldest being 23 I believe) and have no fear of going into the uncharted territory that makes up the vast musical world.
ďGodís WrathĒ was released independently in March of 2004. Thereís so much to discover within the short time this CD lasts. Iíve lost count of how many times Iíve played it and Iím still hearing things that I over looked the first time around.
The album starts with a deep rumbling growl, backed by a steady double bass drum beat and guitar upkeep. Then not even a minute later, youíre greeted with symphonic and classical piano piece. Before you know it, itís back to the slow deep growls. A violin slowly starts to sneak its way into the piece and the second you hear it, you realize youíve been listening to it all along.
Not only are there aggressive male vocals, but things are levelled out with the stunning talents of operatic female vocalist Sabine. Her vocal style is almost trance like, leaving you in a complete daze, until youíre snapped back into reality by the droning growls and guitar of Jean-Pierre.
ďGodís WrathĒ is nothing short of an amazing work of art. Every single aspect of it left me in complete and utter awe. I had never heard so many darker genres fused together at once. Thereís a bit of something for every Metal fan. I highly recommend taking the time go to the bandís site and check out what they have to offer. The track ďGodís WrathĒ is available at the link above.
I had the pleasure of talking to Sabine through email to receive this CD along with the chance to review it and I would just like to give a big thank you to her as well as the rest of KIMAERA for taking the time to keep in contact with me and send me the album. Best wishes to all of you and good luck with your future musical endeavours. (Online September 4, 2004)