(Self released)

MARK: 88/100


Dirty, raw, US rock hailing from NYC, that's what KFO have to offer and the story goes that on stage they're a pure blast. Not difficult to imagine it, thanks to the self-produced 10 tracks here included.
"Real man" (cool lyrics, they've made me reflect, Pam!) and "Rainbow" show a band in fine fettle, with vocalist Pam Dixon taming the kicking rhythms and taking her cue from Pat Benatar, Ann Wilson, Ellen Foley mostly and also Patti Smith; some 'free' vocals in the opener ain't a slip-up, yet I believe they could've been realized more gracefully, but it's just something that can be improved with a better recording; I mean, this one is not bad at all, but lacks grit sometimes, mainly guitar-wise. "Seven 7" is my favorite track, since it includes superb bass lines (but Hisashi Tanaka 's never a backdrop in this CD, actually), well-chosen male vocals and is pure eastcoast rock, while "Pipe Bone" is very straightforward and sounds like a true 80's party rock song.
It's time they winded down with the melancholic ballad "Camelot" before the cool and dynamic onslaught of "Revolution first", preceding a blues-rock composition with dominating male vocals, that is "Woodman". The most heart-felt lyrics by me are in the touching "Off we go" deceives you by starting with virtuous female vocals showing Pam's absolute unwaveriness in all ranges and styles with her sensual and confident voice, and then it's interrupted by a loud heavy rock riff, making way for Paul Cooper's Tommy Lee-esque skin beats and hard rock-flavored licks by guitarist Ross Byron. Finally, "Inhumanity" closes deignly and effectively this homonymous CD.

Of course if you're into true hard rock and US rock the way it used to be between the 70s and the 80s, you can't miss dropping Kaos from Order a call or an e-mail. There's not a second of that kind of rock in fashion from the 90's on!



Pam Dixon
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