Rating: 80/100

Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen, August '05
Label: Locomotive Records
Style: Thrashy Power Metal

Seeds of Pain

Despite the poor English accent of frontman Espeche, Kragens have spawned an interesting album with a lot of solid riffing. Itís well worth a listen, although the power metal operatics of already mentioned vocalist get a bit annoying at times.

This is outweighed by the other cool, cool things he can do and does throughout the album (black metal-like whispers, brutal death grunts, etc.). No doubt this man is a talented throat-charmer.

The band around him also impress with catchy riffs and a rock solid base. They know where the double bass drum is, and I like it!

I have a feeling that fans of Evergrey might dig this. Go try it out.