Friday, September 9, 2011


Artist: Killinger
Title: Killinger
Year: 2011
Genre: Hard Rock
Rate: 7

Review: It’s rare that a CD will have you playing air-guitar, laughing out loud, and tapping your fingers to the beat on the first listen. Killinger takes inspiration from classic ‘80s arena rock. There are points during the album when you’re not sure if your listening to Killinger, or some unreleased material from KISS or The Scorpions. Killinger rocked, rolled, and has some out-of-this-world guitar solos. The song “Holding On” is a particularly good example of the band’s musical ability. The drums are well-played and drove the beat as needed. However, this album lacks the memorable vocals of a great album. While the lead singer Dave William’s voice fits the instruments, the lyrics are lacking a deeper meaning. Instead, they choose to be about meaningless and frequent sex, rocking out, street racing and getting into fights. It’s about as substantial as the flimsy plot you might see in an action flick. But, like an action film, you can’t listen to this album expecting your life to be changed by it. Listen to Killinger for the pure thrill of hearing some of the rock you’ve been craving since you first heard AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”

Tracklist: 1. We Are Here; 2. Never Change; 3. Holding On; 4. The Gun; 5. Crazy Things; 6. I Don't Care; 7. King Of The Kill; 8. The Sky; 9. Still Love Me; 10. Listen; 11. Got To Have You; 12. Illuminati.

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