Friday, July 20, 2012

Kill Devil Hill-Kill Devil Hill


I have to say (or rather start off this review by mentioning) that I have no idea why so many people, critics or fans, are hating on Kill Devil Hill. Yes, given the fact that you have Vinny Appice and Rex Brown in this band you could be forgiven for thinking this was going to be epic. It isn't. It does not sound like any of Vinnie's old acts (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Dio, etc) or for that matter Rex's (Pantera and Down), but instead sounds Kill Devil Hill. OK, that is a cop out answer, but honestly this is not a super group so why judge it as such? Joining Rex and Vinnie is guitarist Mark Zavon and lead singer Jason "Dewey" Bragg. If your asking who then I am right there with you. But the pair (who were in W.A.S.P. and Pissing Razors respectfully) have joined forces with Vinnie and Rex and the end result is a pretty solid hard rock band. Arguments could be made that this group is the sum of it's parts (except for the fact I don't hear much Pissing Razors in Kill Devil Hill), but there is also some Alice In Chains, Blue Cheer, Led Zeppelin, Black Label Society, AC/DC, B.O.C. and countless other classic bands. In other words some of this and some of that with the end result being a band that sounds like-Kill Devil Hill. Four guys playing hard rock with just enough doom, traditional heavy metal and classic rock riffs to make this a interesting album. With that said who cares if this isn't brilliant? It's down right fun and that's good enough for me.

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