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Killing Machine - s/t (6,5/10) - USA - 2000

Genre: Power Metal
Label: Candlelight Records
Playing time: 41:01
Band homepage: -


  1. Killing Machine
  2. Judgement Day
  3. Stand
  4. In The Dark
  5. Wrecking Ball
  6. No Way Out
  7. In Your Face
  8. Vicious Circle
  9. The Sign
  10. Hell's Breakin' Loose
Killing Machine - s/t
So, so, another new band, whose members already are well-known and where the info-flyer is oozing of superlatives... In most cases this makes those CDs rather suspect, but still I was very anxious for this one, maybe even because of it...

"Killing Machine" comes over pretty traditional, Heavy Metal in its original form, I guess, yet the spark won't catch fire yet... "Judgement Day"... Yes, much better, good one... "Stand"... Whoa! Double-Bass, fat sound, this album is getting somewhere... Heh, think again. Suddenly the drive is gone. After the songs got better and better, the quality level all of a sudden drops off, the other six songs are too average, for sure not bad, but they will enter one ear and disappear through the other one again, even Mike Vescera's solid vocals won't change a thing about it.

So who wants to have everything that sounds like traditional Heavy Metal, can get this one without many doubts, but who has to select (for which reason whatsoever) should rather take a look elsewhere, there are enough better ones out there.

Alexander Melzer

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