'False Idols & Pyrite Thrones'
Hailing from the South-western peninsula of Great Britain is Cornish quintet Kaideka of whom exert their bizarre and odd mix of Nu Metal and Thrash Metal to make what one would assume is 'Nu Thrashcore'; though the band would more than likely disagree. Chock full of balls (sometimes sweaty), their latest offering 'False Idols & Pyrite Thrones' does not shy away from being individual, but nor does it hide from being nothing new, the latter proven by the American band Soulfy, however Kaideka offers a more gallant variant, one to echo off the infamous pirates in Cornish history - in fact the music would be apt in a Pirates of the Caribbean film, more so Chester Bennington of Linkin Park will have envy in mind.
[9.5] RHYS STEVENSON”
“False Idols And Pyrite Thrones from UK thrash metalers KaiDekA may not come with the keenest of originality or the ammunition to forge new directions but it is definitely a release that inspires an eager moshing allegiance from limbs and heart. Rough, raw and aggressive the album proudly uses its thrash and metal influences in a strong union with their own inventiveness to create their self titled nu thrash, the emerging sound a fusion of the likes of Testament, Mudvayne, and Killswith Engage with slithers of Dry Kill Logic/Lamb Of God. Though not overly original the music from KaiDekA is thoroughly satisfying and intriguing and the album very easy to keep revisiting with eagerness.”
— ringmaster reviews
"modern thrash metal with lots of aggresive riffing and inventive vocals. Some of the vocal/guitar interplay is positively daring, in a System Of A Down kinda way."
"its pounding stuff and worth a listen."
— Terrorizer Magazine (Issue 217 Dec 2011)
"Almost from the moment it started, this album felt like it had been part of my collection for years." "Kaideka drift into passages reminiscent of Mudvayne and System Of A Down." While the influences are obvious, they are combined in such a way that gives the band a distinctly unique voice. For those fond of British thrash, I'd describe these as a British Testament.
"I'm sure anyone who buys this will find themselves leaving it on and forgetting its a new addition; it feels right at home. The songs avoid sounding contrived or manufactured by taking risks, and that is why I like it more than just another thrash album."
"This had me head-banging on the first listen. This debut album is a blazer of an album, and would be enjoyed not only by KaiDekA fans but also those who like thrash/metalcore, although the trash seems to be more evident."
— Mayfair Mallzine
“‘False Idols And Pyrite Thrones’ is a very entertaining album. From opener ‘Placebo Devine’ till closer ‘Veins Of The Earth’ the songs are chockfull of thrash riffs, tempo changes, varied singing and above all an very enthusiastic bunch of musicians. The production could have been a little bit tighter but it all sounds very ‘old school’ now. For example songs ‘Graves Of The Patriots’ and ‘Repent’ are just top songs on a debut album slash tribute that can be called a success. 7.5/10”
“Sometimes, all you want is straight up, no-nonsense, groove-hugging, heavy fucking metal, and this Penzance crew have it in droves. KaiDekA clearly look to the likes of Lamb of God and Machine Head for inspiration and you can't help but think Messrs Blythe and Flynn would approve.”
— Terrorizer Fear Candy