October 11 – Review by Officer Nice – KAT – THE LAST CONVOY (Pure Steel Records)

I’m glad this is a new record from Kat and not from The Great Kat, what might be one of the worst bands I have ever heard. I never understood what people ever liked about it. Anyway, Kat is heading from Poland and is celebrating their 40th anniversary. People who know their album “Metal And Hell”, dated 1985, might know the band that never really broke through. Okay, the first years they were living behind the iron curtain and once that wall was broken down the Metal scène suffered hard times. It might be the reason why this band never became big although we need to say they alternated bad and good albums, no?

It is a fact that this band was influenced by lots of goodies from the past and it might be the reason why this Kat sounds very varied. Nevertheless, bands like Accept, Picture and other Eighties formations are crossing my mind. This album is a short one, playing some owns songs and a few covers. The own tracks are really sounding good, it’s decent Heavy Metal. Also the covers are liked here, we’re talking about “Highway Star” (Deep Purple), “Blackout” (Scorpions) and “You Shook Me All Night Long” (AC/DC). There’s also an acoustic track from the band, which makes it even more varied. I really like the piano parts anyway! Add a hidden track, find it out yourself and a very special guest. READ MORE…