Despite their impressive pace, and a curious style that becomes refreshingly innovative, shaped by a spontaneous fury – not a plastic one, like we commonly see among a lot of bands in the genre – the album, unfortunately, has its fair share of boring moments. Nonetheless, shows itself to be a fruitful vigor of fresh air to the genre, and a great acquisition, besides an irreprehensible foundation, for the most ardent enthusiasts of death metal.
But like I said above, the album does resent itself from a certain monotony. In some peculiar passages, the stilted sound becomes so terrifyingly tense and uniform, that you can’t manage to unscramble all the messy sound, to open a corridor or a stone passage to musical coherence, in between these lacerating and tiresome rhythmical moments, as you feel momentarily lost in the opacity of such a convoluted heaviness.
Nonetheless, with the exception of these particular passages, the album manages to be decent, energetic, cohesive and competently produced. With rapid guitars and aggressive vocals being the strongest elements of the album, prominently shaping the corrosive, hostile and furious rhythms that so vehemently dilacerates each and every atom of sound present on this work, the other musical components, like background vocals and drums, manages to accompany and complement quite well the primary instruments, delivering a great exposition of sonorous wrath, aggression and ruthless exhilaration.
Unfortunately, due to its intense heaviness, I don’t think this album can please anyone outside the genre. Certainly destined to attract the most brutal and vicious enthusiasts of dark and extreme death metal, my final evaluation on Kohti Kotiani Kaaosta is that this is a very good album, that really embellishes and aggregates more fiercely components to death metal, foraging a genuinely new level of brutality, that hopefully can propel the genre into a higher level of artistic audacity, integrity and originality.