Kuma
(Death Is Coming)
2017
Turn this to 5.4 of 11
Genre:
Post-Hardcore
Sounds Like:
Malevolence, Soilent Green
We find it very difficult to discover fresh post metal bands who can take this genre outside the box and hit us with something unique. Kuma, from Germany are a four-piece post-metal/hardcore band who caught our attention via the album cover. Let’s cut right to the bone… Kuma bring forth a boatload of energy and anger, yet they don’t really stand out from their peers too much.

What are the highlights of the album?
Our favorite cut off the album is “Death is Coming”. It’s just so over the top that’s it’s actually very entertaining. The foot pedal work of drummer Philipp is second to none and the vocals are just insane. This one sounds great when cranked way up.

How is the production value?
The production is spot on for this style of music, has a very polished sound. The duel vocal styles of lead singer Sascha is very impressive; he violently bounces back and forth between hardcore and a post-death metal screams.

Does the album cover reflect the music?
Sure, the photo of this bear in some desolate winter scene drew us in.

What adult beverage to enjoy while listening to this album?
Enjoy a can or two of the classic Pabst Blue Ribbon.

What are our final thoughts on Death is Coming?
Kuma are a talented post-metal band with tons of fervor and angst. We just felt the album didn’t hold our attention after a while. We would love to hear them break free from the stereotypical post metal sound and branch out. We’ll keep an eye out for their next release.

Tracklist:
1. Start/Origin 01:40
2. Eyes up, Eyes down 03:40
3. Taste of Man 03:26
4. Death is Coming 03:04
5. Putrid Abuser 01:25
6. End/Conclusion 04:14

Band Members:
Sascha - Vocals
Daniel - Guitar
Frank - Bass
Philipp - Drums

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