Review Summary: If your looking for Death Metal, with some laughs, heres the album for you.2 of 3 thought this review was well written
When you first hear the name Killwhineydead, you seem to think, oh no, not another Metalcore band doing the same old thing. This is not the case, the five-piece band from North Carolina, releases their fourth full length album, part of a two part CD with “Hell To Pay”. The band plays a unique style of hardcore and death metal, but get this, with movie clips in every song. We aren’t talking about random clips the band thought was funny so they threw it into the song. These guys are the kings of the movie clips going into their songs. They make it actually part of the song, and often the music will go with the clips to make interesting mixture of Death Metal.
What makes them enjoyable is that they actually are talented besides entering movie clips and using breakdowns. The guitar player knows how to shred, and he will even shred in the middle of a girls orgasm. The breakdowns mostly happen when a movie clip plays, or the vocalist goes to his deep vocals. His range isn’t too impressive, but does have a good understandable growl, and an deeper growl, usually used in breakdowns. Even with the many movie clips, they don’t use stupid chants which is a huge plus side, since a lot of these hardcore bands use way too many of them. As for the lyrics, they are used well, but are not amazing. They usually are in the theme of revenge, and are based on mostly the clips being played.
What to expect for the new Killwhitneydead album from their previous album is that their song writeing is actually getting better. If you notice they started out around 90 seconds a song, now are even hitting towards 4 and a half minutes. With their experance, they are also getting better at puting clips into their songs and making it work even better. At times, they are now puting up to 5 to 6 clips in a song, with even music in the backround which will come up in some of the more interesting songs on this album. For those who have been a fan of there earlier work, expect a more refined Killwhitneydead with a bit more focus on their lyrical concepts.
Some of the highlights of this album is my favorite track, Skip The Break Up Get To The Make Up
, which basically has a solo with porn playing in the back, really hit’s the spot on getting its point across with the lyrics being about girls being whores. Another standout track would be Maybe Death Is A Gift?
, which is basically a soft instrumental which a movie clip is saying all the words. Oh yes, I can’t forget the cover Tainted Love
, that is extremely funny and probably is more enjoyable than when Marolyn Manson did it.
The downside of this album is the formula that is used can get a bit repetitive. There usually is a clip to start the song, a few clips in the middle, and a clip in the end, which have breakdowns and sometimes solo or two. The lyrics are also about mostly the same things, just different aspects on how people suck (mostly chicks). The upsides include some very good solos, guitar work in general, the creativity in using clips properly (not randomly like some bands). Overall a very good album, that can get extremely addicting at times. Recommended for fans of Deathcore in general, but mainly for fans of this band. With Killwhitneydead, you have to be looking for a fun Death Metal album, or really pissed off at your ex-girlfriend.