Kashee Opeiah
Panic In Solitude


4.5
superb

Review

by Sean Mc USER (2 Reviews)
January 23rd, 2013 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A little known metalcore gem full of groove, dissonance, and a dark, dense atmosphere.

Hardcore is a vast genre that encompasses several different sub-genres. There are so many bands out there to look into that sometimes good bands can be swept under the rug, albeit unintentionally. One such band, Kashee Opeiah, is a metalcore band from Chemnitz, Germany that has gotten little to no exposure since it's debut album Panic In Solitude, and it’s too bad since the album is pretty great. Released on the German indie label Whirlwind Records in 2006, this album deserves to be heard.

Panic In Solitude is a concept album. Each track flows into the next, giving musical backing to the story inside the lyrics, which depict a man on a journey to find his true purpose in life. The album gives off a feeling of isolation and longing that adds some real depth and emotion to the music. Similar to being inside a tsunami, the music flows over you and drowns you in the unrelenting waves. The album is crushing to say the least, starting off with some feedback before blasting the listener in the face. Musically, it is reminiscent of early Norma Jean and Botch with some Meshuggah thrown in, trading off between palm-muted riffs and dissonant lead lines while constantly shifting tempos and time signatures. The band’s main appeal however, lies in the heavy use of groove and jazz rhythms. Songs like "Oh, Endless Ocean! Oh, Poor Me!" and "Kept by a Numerical Control" feature some incredibly catchy riffs that will leave you banging your head for days. The harsh vocals are mostly the same throughout, with some short spoken word passages being the only change in style.

With a running time of 62:26, Panic In Solitude can be a bit of an investment, but there are several breaks throughout the album that lessen the monotony. "Within the Thoughts of a Puppet" starts with a very melodic dual guitar passage that breaks into a heavy, yet still melodic chorus. "After this Act of Deliverance" also offers a short rest, starting with a slow melody and building into a massive post-metal riff.

Altogether, Panic In Solitude is a great metalcore debut from a band that needs much more exposure. Recommended to fans of hardcore and metalcore.


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jesterhead92
January 23rd 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Second review. Wrote it pretty quickly and it's short, but I wanted to get a review for this album up
because they're so far under the radar. Feedback would be appreciated~

Digging: Full Of Hell & Merzbow - Full Of Hell & Merzbow

wacknizzle
January 23rd 2013


13602 Comments


Good review, pos'd. Never heard of this surprisingly but the recommended by review section already got me excited to hear this.

Digging: Redwood Hill - Collider

jesterhead92
January 23rd 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yea, those were the closest things I could come up with haha. It's an interesting album.

And thanks for the pos!

ThisIsARaid
January 23rd 2013


54 Comments


I really like the album cover. Very classy.
"With a running time of 62:26" Dang! That's a long metalcore album.
This sounds interesting to say the least. Good review aswell. It was informative and all that fun stuff so a pos to you.

Calc
January 23rd 2013


12296 Comments


your summary makes no sense, as artistic as its supposed to sound.

this looks neat though, do you have any links to songs we should hear?

Digging: Mr. Oizo - The Church

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 23rd 2013


6188 Comments


Similar Bands: Norma Jean, Cult of Luna,

must be accurate

jesterhead92
January 23rd 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Maybe listen and see for yourself.

They have some of the dissonant qualities of Norma Jean's earlier work and a similar dense
atmosphere to Cult of Luna, how's that?

Guess I'll just switch it to Botch since they don't immediately imply negatives to everyone.

this looks neat though, do you have any links to songs we should hear?


Only place I really know of is their myspace, there are two tracks.

http://www.myspace.com/kasheeopeiah

jesterhead92
July 9th 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Probably gonna re-write this review, been listening to it recently. Band also has three songs on their bandcamp: http://kasheeopeiah.bandcamp.com/album/panic-in-solitude

jesterhead92
July 20th 2013


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

These guys are supposedly making a new album but it's hard to say if it'll happen or not. Wish more people knew about them.

jesterhead92
August 24th 2014


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Album still rules, still has no fans though.



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