Funny how well-balanced can also mean teetering on the edge. Matt
McIntosh's screaming punctures through his singing voice in shards,
and singing bleeds into his screaming. He's got that tenuous balance that
just makes the vocals audible within the rage. Likewise, the Deathkiller
sound sits precariously between metal and hardcore in a Helmet
no man's land. Striking an accord with both camps that involves no compromise,
three solid musicians crank out heavy, sensible, mostly mid-tempo anti-war
No searing guitars, but massive crunch and ringing. Awesome clacking,
farting bass from Chrissy Chiaramonte and running-man drums from
former Hatebreed member Anthony Realbuto. Deathkiller manages
to sound fresh and exciting through nods to Rage Against The Machine
on "Fear & Loathing", Bad Religion on the title track
and Prong on "Let The Good Times Fold." Throw out your
screamo and nu-metal, here's something of substance.
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