Freak Kitchen – Chest Pain Waltz

By • Apr 5th, 2009 • Category: Alternative, Folk, Metal, Music, Rock
Freak Kitchen

Freak Kitchen

Freak Kitchen is a heavy metal/hard rock band from Sweden, they fired up in the early Nineties and kept the same line up until 2000 when the rhythm section was replaced.  Their music is melodic, rich, harmonically complex and full of interesting approaches to time.

Lyrically they mine the usual targets – capitalist society, conformity, racism and the attitude of huge record companies.

Freak Kitchen’s style of music is influenced by many genres besides the traditional heavy metal, ranging from jazz to pop. The band described their third album as “A corny little heavy-pop-rock-Latin-world-jazz-avant-garde-metal-blues-record”.

Now before you press play on “Chest Pain Waltz” over at I suppose I should give you a language warning, I would suggest the headphones on for this one if you are listening at work. I truly love the guitar work on this track, there are bits of Zappa and the solo wouldn’t be to out of place on fusion jazz album.  The rhythm section just stand up and drive this song. But the really spiffy bit is that you can hear every word (and don’t forget this  Swedish band) and understand what the song. The production reminds me of the kind of attention to detail that you find on a Stelly Dan album.

Freak Kitchen – Hatefull Little People (Live)

There is a lot of interesting material available from these guys. Dont miss it becasue of the “metal” label. They are having a ball.

Highly Recommended

Websites at and

is fascinated by guitars, music, guitars, production, silly noises, guitars and used to be a musician. Did I mention the thing about the guitars?
Email this author | All posts by |

Disagree? Leave a comment