Influenced by the likes of Pain, Rammstein and Clawfinger, Finnish industrial metal act Kaos Krew came to life in 2004. With 'Returno', the band delivers its fourth album, faithfully following the path they have chosen. That path contains heaps of old school heavy metal riffs and a plethora of electronics.
With that being said, in a way it feels like Kaos Krew have been toning down on the electronics. Of course, you can still find the typical crossover sound in songs like opener 'End My Pride' but 'Man Down' and 'Dying To Survive' sound like good old fashioned headbanging tunes, which is not a bad thing, obviously. 'When Soldiers Cry' goes heavier on the synths, adding some kind of gothic atmosphere to the whole thing. Perhaps it's safe to say that this is my favorite track as it comes quite close to what Samael does.
Another band that often comes to mind, is Die Krupps. I guess that is another compliment for Kaos Krew. And let's not forget about Oomph. It's clear that over the years, Kaos Krew have mastered their art, something they gladly showcase in a stomper like 'Crippled By Belief'. Fans of industrial rock and metal, fans of crossover goodness can trust Kaos Krew to deliver the goods, the riffs and the groove. So yeah, this thing comes recommended.