Kabat’s vocals are… slushy. They’re muddy, and oozy, and slushy. The lead singer points to the crowd a lot, as if he keeps seeing people he knows. When I was growing up, we had a phrase for stuff that really sucked, and it’s offensive, but I’m going to use it: this sucks dead donkey dick.
Kabata – “Mala Dama”
So yes, a jaunty guitar riff to open it… then… death metal vocals! WAAAH??? It’s not fast enough, and the guitar doesn’t rip enough to be angry. There’s a serious disconnect here between vocals and orchestration that I simply don’t get. If only I understood Czech.
Kabát: “Malá Dáma”
Surprisingly, this is Czech Republic’s Eurovision debut. Kabát is a rocker, and the vocals have baritone under-dubs to make the song sound vaguely menacing. I’m willing to bet that if you replaced the guitars with synths and the tenor and bass vocals with sopranos, you would get a pretty generic Eurovision track. Fairly forgettable.