KAYSER

"Frame the World ... Hang it on the Wall" (SPV; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Featuring ex-members of The Mushroom River Band, Spiritual Beggars, and Defaced, this Swedish supergroup (of sorts) known as Kayser unleash their sophomore effort, an eclectic 12-track array of metal entitled "Frame the World ... Hang it on the Wall."

Everything from The Haunted's progressive thrash to Symphony X's technical prowess can be found on tracks like "A Note from Your Wicked Son" and "Lost in the Mud," while the undeniable crunchy guitars are bound to overwhelm your senses on cuts like "Cheap Glue" and "The Cake."

While Kayser's blistering bark and metallic bite rarely reach the far beyond driven phase, there are loads of intriguing solos, a slew of husky and heavy vocals, and a plethora of interesting arrangements that adorn this disc to keep the smile on the open minded thrasher's mug.

For more information, check out http://www.kayser1.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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