Coming from the ever-demanding hustle and bustle of Los Angeles is Killset, a band with much to prove and sound as destructive as any mainstream rock juggernaut out there.
Debuting this year is Know Your Killer, an 11-track, power-packed ride of heavy riffs melodic hooks and whatever the band managed to fit in between.
Let’s start with an introduction to the members of Killset:
James “Jas” Dillon-Drums
Know Your Killer is an impressive mix of Luca’s dynamic vocals, Dave’s aggressive and unforgiving technical dismantlement of anything with 6 strings, Mark’s low-punching, heavy-attacking bass drops and rhythms, and last but not least James’ ever relentless pounding of the drum section building that solid foundation for mainstream appeal and underground destructive sound.
My Whole Life – Upon first listen to the first track of this album I was blown away by the abrupt plate dropping sound that attacked me through my speakers. I ended up
repeating this song just to comprehend what happened, then I pressed play again!
Lay Me Down – For fans of All That Remains, Lay Me Down will bring you right in the comfort zone of Phil’s melodic vocals. In his own right, Luca has created a unique mark on this band with his ever changing approach track to track. Always heavy, ever mainstream appeal as well.
Cold Victim – Leading single from the release, Cold Victim describes to a tee that ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to tumultuous relationships and being abused and used. Luca’s hard hitting vocals matching right on cue with James’ drumming make this song a heart pounding, speaker thumping anthem of standing up for one’s self.
Bloody Now – My favorite track off Know Your Killer, Bloody Now is everything I find impressive about this band from the haunting introduction to the melodic almost euphoric heavy chorus, I find all my inspiration and motivation in this one track.
“Welcome to my world as it crashes down, all my tears are bloody now.”
The line just quoted is the first and abrupt chorus to Bloody Now. Where I feel the most connection to this song is in it’s simplicity of instruments and the depth of the lyrics that introduce someone to my mind during a depression, and me trying get out of that hole of despair.
It’s heavy, melodic, forceful in message and invokes the undertones of looking into yourself to figure out who is hurting who and where you need to make adjustments.
This is my take on it mind you. Find a track on this album for yourself and immerse yourself in something heavy in nature and passionate by trade.
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Personal Favorite Tracks : Lay Me Down, Bloody Now, Cold Victim, My Whole Life, Goodbye, A Better Way.