Frame the World…Hang it on the Wall


Release date: October 16th 2006
Label: Scarlet Records
Provided by: BI Music
Website: www.kayser1.com

Style: Thrash

Rating: 80/100
Cover artwork rating: 75/100

Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen

Date: October 6th 2006

With solid thrash riffing, heavy grooves and a powerful vocal performance, Swedish Kayser could easily play their way into the hearts of many a thrash fan.  

Former Spiritual Beggars vocalist Spice manages to give the aggressive thrash vocal a ring of melody, thus giving the pounding groove of ‘Frame the World…’ a touch of heavy metal of olden times. And the album as a whole does indeed have a feel of old-school, be it Megadeth, Slayer or Black Sabbath. Production-wise it sports a mixture of Swedish sounds, reminiscent of mid-nineties Entombed as well as latter-day In Flames.

Not only do Kayser master the thrash blast, they can also put together a decent ballad without getting too sugary. The tack ‘Absence’ is a fine mid-way breather that leads the thoughts to some of Alice In Chains’ better efforts.  

In sum: ‘Frame the World…’ is a cool addition to your thrash collection, American old-school sounds mixed with Swedish quality.