BAMF Spotlight: Kinetik

Every week, Wrecked will be highlighting bands playing the upcoming Bay Area Metal Festival. This week we give you the tech-metal tyrants, Kinetik, from San Jose, CA. 

kinetik bamfFor fans of: Meshuggah, Sikth, Textures, Mnemic, Between the Buried & Me, etc…

Kinetik is a very technical and heavy metal band formed in 2007 in San Jose. Their sound is very thick and is very reminiscent of Meshuggah and Sikth, and seriously “Damn, that’s some fucking metal” was my reaction after hearing Kinetik for the first time. Each song starts with an awesome, in your face technical riff that’s pretty much designed to rip your balls off and would be best listened to during the good parts of any Michael Bay movie….explosions, guns, chicks and….over priced special effects? So if you’re looking for a dose of some down-tuned math metal, with some franticly aggressive vocals, look no further than the band on this page. These guys have a sound that can truly grab you by the throat, so make sure not to miss these guys at BAMF this July.

Click the jump to hear some of the wrath Kinetik will bring you..

Kinetik began in the late spring of 2007, when drummer Andrew Bailey first  began playing with guitarist Chris Lee. What began as simple jam sessions soon became committed practice schedules, as Chris and Andrew fused their individual musical styles into a blend of technicality and groove. As Kinetik’s sound began to evolve, Andrew and Chris recruited fellow musician and bassist Eric Tampier, who added his own style to the band and helped mold its sound into what it is today. It was in the summer of that same year that Kinetikadded vocalist Robert Anderson to its lineup, thus establishing the band as an intense force in the San Francisco Bay Area metal scene. With a distinguishable sound that can only be described as technical groove metal, Kinetik released their first single, ‘Approaching Infinity’ in 2009, and in the fall of 2010, their first demo, ‘Stoppage Time.’

Check out some footage of the band destroying things live:

Kinetik – Another Black Aurora

To check out more about Kinetik, head over to their official Reverbnation or Facebook page.

BAMF 2011 will be kicking your face in on July 16. Tickets are $15 pre sale ($20 at the doors) and are sure to sell out quickly, so buy your tickets today!

-Sean Moore


About Sean Moore
Senior Editor, Photographer at Wrecked Reviews

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