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CD REVIEW KILL DEVIL HILL REVOLUTION RISE

KILL DEVIL HILL

REVOLUTION RISE

2013

 

 

VIVA LA REVOULTION!

 

 

Kill Devil Hill’s first album certainly had its moments with songs like ‘Hangman’, ‘War Machine’, ‘Rise From The Shadows’ and ‘Up In Flames’ which managed to capture both current and classic metal soundscapes and hinted at both a band getting to know each other and also one with great potential.
‘Revolution Rise’ on the other hand sounds like a band who intrinsically knows each other and as a result the quality of the songs is both more consistent and more realized.

 


If you are looking for instant gratification then opener ‘No Way Out’ replete with Zack Wylde solo fits the bill and along with first release ‘Crown of Thorns’ really gives you the flavour of the album.

 


What you get here and what you will marvel at is the sheer consistency, and to pick highlights is nigh on impossible with the moody ‘Stained Glass Sadness’ melding laid back Sabbath meets Soundgarden addictiveness while ‘Where Angels Dare to Roam’ has a vocal melody that makes the song. And it’s that feeling that everyone contributed that makes this so essential.

 


If you love straight Metal ‘Revolution Rise’ has it in songs like ‘Stealing Days’ and ‘Endless Static’  if you like a grungier take ‘Why?’ almost steals the show melding STP and AIC. Taking it down a bit ‘Long Way From Home’ has it all.

 


This is an album to savour and we’ve not one but two interviews on the way for you… Add it to the Christmas list now!

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD REVIEW KILL DEVIL HILL REVOLUTION RISE 2013