Wednesday 23 July 2014


GenresPunk / Screamo / Emo-Violence / Hardcore / Metalcore / Noise
Related artistsManhattan Skyline.
CountryOslo, NORWAY
Years Active2001-2005
Song: "Colossus"
Album: "Shadows"
Year: 2009
Label(s): Level Plane Records / Magic Bullet Records / Nova Recordings / Last Effort Recordings / Fysisk Format
This post's artist is from the June 2014 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download the July Mix#7 right here or get the new August Mix#8 here.
For fans ofManhattan Skyline, Means To An End, Rats Into Robots, Loma Prieta, June Paik, Louise CyphreA Day In Black And White, Itto, Orchid, Swan Of Tuonela, Cease Upon The CapitolReversal Of Man, Craneo, Caught In The Fall, Joshua Fit For Battle, Van Johnson, Foxmoulder, Delos, Snoras, (old) JR Ewing, Coma Regalia, DaitroLion Of The North, Black Kites, CapacitiesScowler, Neil Perry, Ravin, For Want Of, EavesDanse MacabreAmpere, Beau Navire, Caitlyn Bailey, Mesa Verde, Dolcim, (old) Envy, Via Fondo, Kodan Armada, Majority Rule, Republic Of Dreams, Voyage In Coma, Улыбайся Ветру and Carrion Spring aka PROPER Screamo.

Such an apt name. I love how it looks, too, using with "kaos" with that spelling. KAOSPILOT were just that, a pilot flying in a jet untested by man and screaming past the speed of sound...y'know, like chaos or some shit. But it was controlled, like a jet. This analogy is getting to be pretty stupid.

The band always seemed like an enigma to me, like many European bands that were far away (from Canada). But for most people any shroud of mystery was most likely the lapse between the first LP and the second/last LP, which was substantial especially considering 'Shadows' was recorded in 2005 and not released until (from what I saw) 2009.

KAOSPILOT buried subtle melodies in an onslaught of fury and mayhem, much like Loma Prieta's new material. The tracks generally range from a minute and a half to just under 5 minutes and don't include soft, ambient passages like a lot of screamo bands nowadays, as their sound is rooted is speed, chaos, octaves and very subtle, embedded hooks within the whirlwind of dark, heavy and dissonant destruction.

Seriously, if you haven't checked this band out your are missing out on one of the most impressive "heavy" screamy hardcore bands since the turn of the century. If you need more KAOSPILOT get your hands on Manhattan Skyline next, as they shared members as well as sound. I'd also recommend shying away from the first 7" release and Neil Perry split compared to all other releases, as they had not quite honed their sound, but ""  is pretty decent. Everything else the band did was fucking unbelievable.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2001 - For Your Safety 7"EP (purhcase here)

2002 - Neil Perry split 7"

2003 - Kaospilot cd/12"LP (purchase cd here)

2004 - Van Johnson split 7"

2009 - Shadows cd/12"LP

???? - Discografi cd (discography compilation)


(2009) KAOSPILOT - "Foruten Tid" (from 'Shadows')

(2009) KAOSPILOT - "Colossus" (from 'Shadows')

(2004) KAOSPILOT - "Vivre Sa Vie" (from 'Van Johnson' split)

(2003) KAOSPILOT - "Arms Your Fists" (from 'Kaospilot')

(2003) KAOSPILOT - "Akathisia" (from 'Kaospilot')

(2002) KAOSPILOT - "16.6.2000" (from 'Neil Perry' split)


KAOSPILOT out-of-print discography mp3 download

(download here)

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