Kailash - Past Changing Fast review


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Band: Kailash
Album: Past Changing Fast
Release date: 2009

01. Winter Glimpse
02. Past Changing Fast
03. Return To The Desert
04. Through The Waters
05. Nested Thoughts
06. Endless Night Sweet Delight
07. Remembrance Of The Things Past [Ved Buens Ende cover]

Initially I expected Kailash's Past Changing Fast to be Burzumic Depressive Black metal, but I couldn't have been more wrong. Well, I could have been more wrong, actually, for example if I'd have expected gangsta rap or gospel music, but I was still pretty far off with my expectations. Kailash is jazzy avantgardish Post-Metal.

Past Changing Fast is the second album by the three Italians grouped in Kailash and it is a display of their instrumental prowess without sounding like three wankers in a band. Their compositions flow organically through various paces in a single song, focusing on dynamically interesting songs. Their frequent use of jazzy bits countered by pieces of dissonance works very well, creating a very 'adventurous' musical vibe. Coupled with their seemingly effortless execution it sounds wonderfully playful too.

Unfortunately, this is not all that new anymore. And, I have got to say it, their unpredictability is quite predictable too. Allow me to rephrase that: although at various instances in their songs I cannot say what exactly is going to follow, but I do know for sure that they're drastically going to shift gears. And then it happens. After a while the feeling creeps over me that Red Sparowes and others have done this too, and better. But then again, I'm not a huge fan of this particular style of music, so if you are, don't focus too much on my criticism.

In the end, Kailash delivers an interesting and dynamic album for the instrumental Post-Metal fan. Their skill is beyond doubt, their ability to capture the listener for a long time may need a bit of refining. All in all, a good and enjoyable album.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 7
Production: 7


Written on 02.03.2010 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.

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