KHOUS - SPAIN

Loturak - 2010 - Maldito
Geroaren Haziak - 2018 - Art Gates


  
 
Members

S= INAKI VILLANUEVA
G= IMANOL 'KUPI' GONZALEZ
B= Eneko Leza>>Izaki Gardenak - HEGOI
D= ARITZ GONZALEZ



History

This Spain-based band was founded in 2001 when daddy rock entered mallcore mother and did not use a condom. The band was heard of in 2004 via its self-titled demo. The band became more crossover over time. Not working too quickly the next demo was 2008's Taupaden Bidetik. Maldito signed the band and issued the group's debut record in 2010. A couple of demos came between this and the group's next record, which was issued in late 2018.

Reviews

KHOUS – GEROAREN HAZIAK – ART GATES  
Khous’ brand of crossover and thrash-esque metal could be compared to early Anthrax, RDP, Sepultura or a dozen other bands, but a lack of originality is not what bothers anyone at Metallian Towers. In fact, most often it is bands, which attempt to be original and astray from the core and fundamentals of metal that are negligent and deficient. Khous’ lyrics being in Spanish are not a negative either. Anyone heard Warning from France or the early Loudness album? Those were fabulous and true metal bands and music.
What brings Khous down is the pathetic, flat and hollering yelling that masquerades at vocals. Beyond that the production is flat and the songs merely average, but it is the clean vocals that drag the band down to the realms occupied by inferior musical entities. Some smart readers may presume that based on the description Khous is about to be huge on the metal scene – after all Dave Mustaine or Ozzy Osbourne cannot sing to save their lives – but Khous just will never cut it. There is little, if anything, to compensate for the antagonizing vocals. The music kicks in occasionally and the second vocal track is quite good; it comprises the aggressive screams and the effects oriented brutal voice. Alas, the singer and his clean singing return and it all becomes but a short respite from the weaker singing. – Ali “The Metallian”




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