QUIET RIOT lead vocalist Kevin Dubrow is most probably best known for having the daftest hair style in Rock and a quite unique vocal rasp – somewhere between TWISTED SISTER’s Dee Snider and RUNNING WILD’s Rock N Rolf. Quite a voice then!
So here Dubrow delights us with his first solo offering namely ‘’In For The Kill’’ a covers album that salutes the likes of DEEP PURPLE, THE SWEET, NAZARETH and T-REX in Dubrow’s own amicable Hard Rocking style.
Having sold a reputed ten million albums with QUIET RIOT in the 80’s/90’s the often scorned lead singer has come in for his fair share of criticism over the years and on the face of it ‘’In For The Kill’’ is going to play right into the hands of all those that have dished out the dirt.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this album but at the same time there’s absolutely nothing right with it either. For a man who has had considerable world wide success with a big name band wouldn’t it have been more prudent to release a first solo record of original work? Or is Dubrow so much vilified outside of the QUIET RIOT camp to do so?
Dubrow attacks each song with confidence and professionalism but fails to make any track his own. Just how do you top the ‘PURPS ‘’Speed King’’ by the way? The production and musicianship can’t be faulted but one listen and that’s about it.
I could easily find something better to do in fifty minutes than a repeat listen to this. (Online July 16, 2004)