KAT - Oddech wymarłych światów (1988)
Prior to listening to this album for the 80's Thrash challenge, Kat had made little to no impact on my personal musical radar. Whenever their name came up I always vaguely associated it with The Great Kat and so consequently gave them a wide berth. And, in all honesty, despite missing out for many years on any number of great bands and albums due to preconceived prejudices, I really don't feel I've been deprived by avoiding Kat. This is mostly medium-paced thrash with heavy metal stylings that seems sorely lacking in great tunes and even at one point threatens to go into full-on metal ballad mode. It mostly fails to excite and I would firmly place this in the lower second-tier of 80's thrash along with bands like Flotsam and Jetsam. And no, this is nothing to do with the lyrics being in Polish as anyone who is even remotely familiar with my music taste will attest! Now I'm sure there are people who think Kat are the real deal and the Big Four are dirty poseurs and good luck to 'em, but this band and this album just aren't for me.