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Kaytlyn Cate: “You’re Making My Heart Feel Like” – captivates with perceptive sensitivity and devastating simplicity

Kaytlyn Cate, the singer-songwriter who hails from the Cascade Mountain range of the Pacific Northwest, was called “the alt-rock genre’s best kept secret”, by Pitchfork, on hearing her first single. Since then she has been reinventing herself, and is currently hard at work on her forthcoming EP, “The Blue Hour”, with producer David Samuel. At the same time Kaytlyn is also busy in the West Coast club scene and booking shows for the 2019 season, as her brand new single gains traction. A confident, empowering woman in music always makes for a great listen, and the captivating first impression of

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Singer/songwriter Kaytlyn Cate hails from the picturesque Cascade Mountain range of the Pacific Northwest. Upon the release of her first single, Pitchfork called Kaytlyn “the alt-rock genre’s best kept secret”. Writing about the deepest emotional issues that belie youth and innocence, Kaytlyn’s lyrical work addresses the themes of love, hope, fear, hurt, heartache, and haunting insecurity. In addition to writing songs for other artists, Kaytlyn has been hard at work on her forthcoming EP, ‘The Blue Hour’, with producer David Samuel. Kaytlyn has been reinventing herself as an artist since her first debut. She felt Darkside was not representing who she

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Teufelskreis: “Eifersucht” is Truly a Great Rock Release

Teufelskreis is a quality heavy rock Austrian band delivering German language music that fuses elements of metal and industrial in a manner very likely to appeal to fans of Rammstein, Oomph! “Eifersucht” (jealousy) their third regular studio album has been released with their new partner NRT-Records.

Teufelskreis consists of Mike Mr.Hyde Novak–Drums, Friedl Belze Schuetz–Guitars, Chris Dieselchrist Schoen–Bass, Ronny Mephisto Platzer–Vocals.Some people say to truly enjoy German language music you need to know German. That is not true; you don’t need to know German at all, to enjoy this music. The guitar riffs are on fire, the drums are awesome, and the vocals are solid –that’s all you need!

Teufelskreis’ latest album is my personal favorite and arguably the best they’ve ever created. There’s a huge difference with the band’s chemistry and specifically the progression of their guitar riffs into memorable choruses. “Eifersucht” is a disk of hard rocking, melodic music with terrific vocals by Ronny Mephisto Platzer that can be understood (if you speak German obviously) all the way through.

Friedl Belze Schuetz (guitar), , Chris Dieselchrist Schoen (bass) and Mike Mr.Hyde Novak (drums) once again work together in a way that keeps every song rocking along with head bobbing, foot stomping precision (this is opposed to music where the drums and bass merely keep time in the background).

There are many bands trying to be hard these days. Teufelskreis do not have to try. Clearly their music is what comes naturally to them. “Eifersucht” is not the awful manufactured Metal made in the United States. This is straight-up dark Hard Rock, the way only the Austrians, Germans or Nordic bands can make it.

It didn’t take me more than a few listens to really get involved with what Teufelskreis were trying to accomplish with “Eifersucht”, but it is truly a great release. It’s definitely immediately accessible and hits you right in the face instantly. Nine tracks where the band is tighter than ever, and the tunes just pound and pound away at you.

I love that fine line the band balances between Rough and Melodic. It isn’t more one way than the other, rather a perfect balance. It’s hard to believe this is just four guys, and all that noise isn’t just distortion; there are very intricate rhythmic and melodic changes underneath each song.

“Eifersucht”, as a whole is heavy, quick-tempo’ed and aggressive music; a superb effort with many memorable tracks; personal favorites include Schüchtern, Seitensprung, Eifersucht (Radio Edit), Verdammt  and Im Angesicht. But every song on the new album is great and you will not find yourself skipping by tracks.

To me, Teufelskreis has elevated the genre to a more respectable level not only by avoiding the scream-metal route, but also by writing songs which cover a wide range of emotions. Any fan of hard rock will find something interesting about this group, especially if you are tired of the same old screaming rock so prevalent in today’s hard rock and metal music.

Some albums you have to listen to several times before songs ‘grow’ on you, and sometimes on the first listen, songs will reach out and grab your eardrums and won’t let go. “Eifersucht”, is definitely in that second category. It’s a solid album that shows that Teufelskreis are secure enough in their own sound and that they aren’t going to sell out to the latest trend.

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