Lowest-common-denominator macho metalcore from Kent, Love That Kills’ debut mini-album – six tracks in nineteen minutes – is a predictable affair: all screamed vocals that lack absolute conviction and drum beats lifted from any similar band of the past five years. That, sadly, is just about that – indebted to the likes of Poison The Well though they may be, it’s worth noting that said US act haven’t been a force to be reckoned with for years. Thus, this sounds every bit like the clone of a clone; an act following a blueprint photocopied so many times the ink’s all but run dry.
Track two, ‘The Great Depression’, sees a pair of vocalists attempting to out-hoarsen each other with appropriately depressing results. The frantic riffs of ‘Razor Blade Smile’ will at least have those exclusively into music like this pulling out their finest windmill moves, but to anyone that’s heard more than three or four bands of this ilk, every track here will seem more tired than an elderly marathon ‘runner’ at the twenty mile mark.
Sometimes, doing the right thing means putting such people out of their self-inflicted misery before they reach the finish. In similar fashion, allow me to eject this waste of my electricity bill now. Review, over.
3Mike Diver's Score