Glamour of the Kill
Glamour of the Kill


3.5
great

Review

by Vikki Hall USER (20 Reviews)
August 5th, 2008 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Has this band got anything new to add to Metalcore? Nope. Just another Metalcore EP. Although it's not too terrible, if you want a band that try to combine Escape The Fate with Bullet For My Valentine.

Previously known as The Red Room Theory, they've now had their first release as the newly named Glamour Of The Kill.

While it doesn't really bring anything fresh to the scene, it does serve it's purpose in this genre. Hardcore music, a mix of screams and vocals, some nice shredded guita solos, and a few catchy choruses. They sound a bit like Escape The Fate in some aspects, although ETF are directed more towards the emo category, GOTK take that and make it all the more heavier. While some believe GOTK fall somewhere into the Emo genre, I think they fit just right into the Metalcore genre.

The EP opens up with a slow, but swift sounding Piano-based intro. Possibly just to make it six-tracks long but it works and fits in quite nicely. It leads into the heavy intro of In Search For Salvation. A song which is a song packed with a fast set of verses and a slowed down chorus that just sticks in your head. It goes into a breakdown that we've all heard a hundred times before in this genre and is the only thing that really lets the song down.

The third track is So Who Said Romance Was Dead? The song name could infact be a reference to Parkway Drive's Romance Is Dead. The song is nothing too special but the mid-song shouts work pretty well. The solo towards the end is something they should be proud of however. It's a great piece of music that leads into one hell of an outro.

Next up is Kiss of Death. The start sounds a little bit like Hit The Floor by Bullet For My Valentine before it really starts. It gets quite slow when the verses begin and quite catchy when the chorus hits, although I can't help but start to think this band just want to be another Bullet For My Valentine, but they can't. Not until they're Welsh at least.

A Hope In Hell starts with some catchy guitar riffs. Yet again though, the song is let down by how the singer sounds exactly the same every time round. He never seems to change much in every song and sometimes it's hard to tell the differences between the songs.

Last song on this is Rise From Your Grave. To be honest, this song is the highlight. It starts well, it goes well and it ends well. The catchiest so far. Although this is the second song on the EP they use those "Woahs" in the verse. This is the only song the singer really stretches his voice on. If they were to do more songs like this, I think they could be onto something.

Until then, we'll have to put up with an EP full of medicore songs before we get a good one.

Give it a listen though, it's not too terrible. The band have alot of potential and I think at the moment they're just finding their feet.



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UnderFlames
August 5th 2008


268 Comments


if you want a band that try to combine Escape The Fate with Bullet For My Valentine.


Sounds horrible. Not a bad review.

ninjuice
August 5th 2008


6760 Comments


Glamour of the Kill.....sounds like Run of the Mill amirite

gigi666
August 5th 2008


257 Comments


it's funny: every review for a generic metalcore band turns out to be generic itself eg "nothing new to genre", "disliked by metalheads", "good at what they do" lol just pointing it outThis Message Edited On 08.05.08

TheBolivianessence
August 5th 2008


20 Comments


every review for a generic metalcore band turns out to be generic itself

fact

ArmyOfRage
August 5th 2008


230 Comments


Ahwell, it's not our faults, if all this music starts to sound the same, so will the reviews. =]This Message Edited On 08.05.08

2muchket!
August 7th 2008


900 Comments


Terrible band, arent too bad live tho

ArmyOfRage
August 7th 2008


230 Comments


Wtf?

=S



2muchket!
August 7th 2008


900 Comments


I saw them at a free festival (not by choice) and although they were terribly generic they were quite tight live.

ArmyOfRage
August 22nd 2008


230 Comments


Yeah this band are pretty good live.

ArmyOfRage
September 1st 2008


230 Comments


I've heard their album will be out soon.



loseit13
April 16th 2009


226 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The singer sounds like Scary Kids Scaring Kids singer

Arucard
July 23rd 2009


576 Comments


i actaully like glamour, we played with them like 2 years ago and they were tight



WRusso
September 29th 2010


3 Comments


These guys are a rip off of Bullet for my Valentine. Same riff structures, literally the same exact thing. Its really not good other than the guitar solos.

DinoX
January 27th 2011


3582 Comments


wth is this named after the clothing company glamour kills?



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