In this month's Artist Feature, we spent some time with Babis Kaisas, leader of KAISAS, a hard rock/heavy metal group from Yorba Linda, CA. Babis formed the group back in the summer of 2009 and have been going strong ever since.
“Heavy Harmonies features Kaisas on the world's biggest on line melodic metal database!”
“Συνδυασμός κλασσικού και επικού metal με εμφανείς επιρροές από την δεκαετία του ‘80, με σύγχρονη παραγωγή που φέρνει μνήμες από τις πρώτες ηχογραφήσεις των Queensryche, Crimson Glory, και Q5 ενώ σε πολλά σημεία, του άλμπουμ υπάρχουν έντονες μελωδικές αναφορές πάντα όμως με βάση τον μεταλλικό ήχο”
“Lately in Greece, metal and hard rock scene has been staged several levels with the appearance of several bands that leave many promises for the future. One of these bands answering to the name Kaisas. An album enough accrued that shows us the techniques and synthetic skills of Babis Kaisas accompanied by the excellent, loud and clear interpretation of Tony Mills, and making a lot of promises for something even better in future”
"Unify" is an effective Melodic Hard Rock recording with both American and Euro influences is style & sound. The songs are interesting and well crafted, with the inclussion of some effects and cool spoken intros / outros. Babis Kaisas is a good player, but as said, acts for the most part as orchestrator, leaving room for Tony Mill's oustanding vocals, he really shines as usual on the leads and the harmonic backings as well. Really well produced, "Unify" is a good '80s-inspired recording that deserves to be listened by any MHR fan, specially Tony Mills / Shy aficionados.