Killer Be Killed
Killer Be Killed


4.0
excellent

Review

by Rastapunk USER (28 Reviews)
June 11th, 2014 | 14 replies | 614 views


Release Date: 05/09/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Cavalera and co on a great mix of Soulingeroltastodon!

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Killer Be Killed is an American supergroup consisting of members of Soulfly/Sepultura (Guitarist and singer Max Cavalera), The Dillinger Escape Plan (vocalist Greg Puciato), Mastodon (bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders) and Mars Volta (drummer Dave Elitch). The project started in 2011 and was an idea of Puciato and Cavalera. The other member joined the band afterward. They signed with Nuclear Blast and started writing materials in 2013 and released their first album in May 2014, self titled « Killer Be Killed ». Looking at all these bands involved, the metal community had high hopes, and this album delivers. It really does, actually it is one of the best Supergroup of today.

The album is a blend of Mastodon and Soulfly with a little touch of Dillinger Escape Plan. How does that work ? Well most of the time you'll have melodic verses with Puciato and Sanders alternating at singing and heavy chorus sung by Cavalera or Puciato's hardcore voice. This album is very accessible and at the same time very heavy. If you enjoy any of the bands of the members, you'll definitely enjoy this one. Everyone on this album gets a spot in the sunshine, the fact that you have three vocalists with many different vocal styles gives you a very enjoyable and never getting boring album. A perfect example would be Curb Crusher, where each members applie their styles backed by thrash and melodic guitars. The first two song actually feel like one big song, the transition between the two happens so fast that I had to look to notice where it changes. The rhythm of aggression and melodic parts doesn't stop until Save The Robots where we are introduced to the song by a robotic voice.

Choosing highlights on this album is a little hard as most of the songs are great in a lot of ways, but I will point out I.E.D's aggressive delivery and Set Fire To Your Flag's Cavalera style. On I.E.D, you'll even hear Puciato singing in a Cavalera way, with slow wording while screaming. The album actually closes on a very good song, Fobidden Fires, alternating between drum and bass and this agressive Cavalera verse singing « Can't stop Forbidden Fires/ Revolution's on its way […] War Destroys/ And music saves/ Nobody tells you/ You're a slave ». Here, Cavalera is talking about music censorship (forbidden fires). To some people these lyrics will be a turn off, and most of Cavalera's lyrics are like this.

Although having no fillers, this album has some average songs like Dust Into Darkness : although having a tasty verse riff, the chorus lacks in originality and brings this song down. This album will definitely be one of the best Metal album of 2014. We don't know if the band intends to put out a second record or even a tour, but this is a great start or one-time album.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Rastapunk
June 11th 2014



715 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Took me a while to finish this

MortimusPrime
June 11th 2014



2908 Comments


"sarted in 2011"

i believe you mean started :]

Digging: Curl Up and Die - The One of Above All, The End of All

Rastapunk
June 11th 2014



715 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes thank you!

Tunaboy45
June 11th 2014



1788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Been listening to it, great album.

Digging: Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory

R6Rider
June 11th 2014



4467 Comments


That cover is so misleading.

Thought this was gonna be some straight up ass kicking violent music.

Digging: Rort - Warpath

Rastapunk
June 11th 2014



715 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed with the cover, it doesn't really fit the music they made...

DrGonzo1937
June 11th 2014



5193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Never judge a book by its cover. Or something to that effect.

DrGonzo1937
June 11th 2014



5193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Never judge a book by its cover. Or something to that effect.

Rastapunk
June 11th 2014



715 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Worked on Offspring's last record

TheBarber
June 11th 2014



1630 Comments


books have shit random taste for covers most of the time anyway, for records it's different and you can usually judge and guess a lot on a record from it's artwork

Digging: Lilys - Eccsame The Photon Band

Tunaboy45
June 23rd 2014



1788 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

The cover makes me think of System Of A Down.

DrGonzo1937
June 24th 2014



5193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

books have shit random taste for covers most of the time anyway, for records it's different and you can usually judge and guess a lot on a record from it's artwork

No you can't. haha You can judge from the artwork what type of music it might be, maybe, but it doesn't mean to say the sound is what you were after.

TheBarber
June 24th 2014



1630 Comments


it's worked for me more often than not :p

DrGonzo1937
June 24th 2014



5193 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Personal experience, I've been burned more than once or twice playing that game before. lol



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