Khaos are a band with members from both New Work and Germany that plays a hard rock form of metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Risen" which will be written as a joint effort between MRR Records and PHD Distribution.
Clean guitars start off the album along with some melodic vocals and a few seconds alter the music starts going for more of a heavy mainstream metal sound as well as adding solos and leads into the music and the band also uses a good mixture of both clean and heavy parts as well as adding a bit of the more modern metal style into the songs at times.
A good portion of the music sounds like it get easily be played on the radio and you can also hear a small amount of alternative along with some of the heaviness of thrash bring added into the bands mainstream friendly metal/hard rock sound and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are added on a few tracks along with a few power ballads while the main focus remains more on a hard and heavy sound and a few of the later tracks also bring in some spoken word samples as well as a small amount of aggressive vocals when the album gets closer to the end.
Khaos takes a mainstream style of modern day hard rock and combines it with the heaviness of radio friendly metal to create an album that would be a perfect fit for rock orientated radio stations and while this is not a style I really get into I still feel the band is very good at what they are trying to achieve, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover maintaining hope themes.
In my opinion Khaos are a very decent sounding mixture of modern hard rock and mainstream metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "After the Silence" "Loaded Question" "Imagined Danger" and "The Breathing Room". 7 out of 10.