How Belfast’s Ketos have managed to crank out a guitar sound this meaty at such an early point in their development I just don't know. But it sounds magnificent, and befits the rest of the superb production.
I suppose the band’s true colours come through on ‘Chaos Theory”, showing off a sizable Trivium influence – those melodic guitar lines, plus the transition from growl to clean singing in a way that nods to the ‘Vengeance Falls’ era.
Impressive soloing is another boon here: it’s assured, tappy, bendy and fluid in the Alexi Laiho style. The confidence of it is pretty flooring.
Then, even more impressively again, something you absolutely dont expect. A chorus-effected clean, skippy intro to what’s most likely the most memorable track here.