Review Summary: Kills and Thrills have released three hostile songs.
'In Heat' begins chaotically. The drums are blistering about, releasing various rolls, blastbeats, and belligerent grooves very often. Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Vetter unleashes a more visceral vocal delivery than previously heard. Every word is screamed as if his throat is about to be spit onto the floor. The song is quick, packing a distinctive punch throughout the various progressions. "And I'm coming back for another round," screams Vetter as the song moves into the last emphatic beatdown.
'Swallow You Down,' as a more southern metal feel. The sludgey bass tone is drives the song. The entire track features the underlying bass guitar holding the root notes. The chorus has more melodic guitars, but not without pace. The bridge shines how effortlessly the band can move a song into a completely different direction. The organ synths backing the notes of the guitars creates a catchy off-time breakdown.
'Old Ghosts' starts like a normal hardcore song. The guitars switch between riff and chords and back again. The song's structure is really dysfunctional, rarely reviving an older part already played. This, in my opinion, keeps the track interesting because the band catches the listener off guard, leaving repetitiveness out of the equation. The end of the song is half-timed with pounding drums backing Vetter's primal screams. This concludes the neck-breaking EP.
It has been three years since any new music from the band. 'Love Songs' is energetic. The EP is a definitive step forward for the band. Each tune is killer and interesting. The enjoyment of the songs are based on the pace the band wanted to move forward with. The EP is very short, and I really wish there were more songs.