Monday, February 21, 2011

Review -- KILLINGER -- Self-Titled


There is little better in the world of music than good old guitar-driven, in your face rock. I’m not talking about music screamed into the microphone so that you need liner notes to have a clue what the lyrics are, but just good old rock that flirts with the sound of groups ranging from Kiss to AC/DC and Metallica.
Say hello to Killinger, a throwback to the heyday of real rock.
The lead cut, We Are Here could be a Kiss anthem.
Then they blast us with Never Change, this is a cut with a bit more of a symphonic metal undertone.
From there Killinger just keeps at it. This is a band that live would no doubt leave your ears ringing for three days, and you’d love that they did.
The band hails out of Alberta and features Dave Williams on vocals, with Kevin Morin on guitar, R.J. Killinger on bass, and Chris Challice on drums. Remember the line-up, Killinger should break out from among the pack based on this solid debut effort.
I’d mark it a must for cuts such as The Gun and Got To Have You.
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-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Sept 8, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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