Kera – Kera (2015)


With a flourishing Metal musical scene in France delivering very diverse bands like Gojira, Dagoba and Alcest among many others, it is quite refreshing to hear a promising Progressive Death Metal band named Kera. With this self-titled EP, the band explores an interesting experimental take on Death Metal with some solid progressive elements and a knack for melodic brilliance.

Opening with the pummeling “Masters Enslaved”, we are treated to excellent riffing that is quite crafty in nature and perfectly rounds of the well-tailored drum patterns. The vocals have that old-school raspy vibe, not necessarily the cleanest growls, but they get the job done. The second track, “Architect of Chaos” is probably the band’s most straightforward song blistering leads and a very playful melodic approach.

Closing this release, “Silence” is our favorite song due to its more experimental and melodic nature. The band feels more comfortable crafting intricate pieces that are quite unconventional for the genre, and with this piece they show great confidence. If this is the future direction of the band, we will totally love any of their upcoming stuff. Overall, if you like Death Metal with melodic and Progressive undertones, look no further and pickup this short but sweet EP.

Band: Kera Album: Kera

Label: Self-Released

Release: March 2015

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Genre: Progressive Death Metal

Country: France

Rating: 84/100

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