Being a fan and promoter of rock and metal I’m always looking for bands that can grab me on the first listen. With some bands of recognition are releasing new material that requires more than one listen and newer bands requiring multiple listens just to get a feel for their style, that first grab doesn’t happen often. But KILLCODE has the grab. And once they grab you with their EP To Die For you’ll be hooked.
To Die For is an album that helps to prove that great rock and metal lives strongly and is no where near dying. From the opening track L.I.T.A through the last track Goes Down Easy it’s a solid album full of awesome guitar riffs and solos along with strong vocals that tie everything together as if these guys have been around for several years instead of just breaking out.
In a solid album like this it’s hard to pick out a song that stands out from the rest. There are flying guitar solos in every track which is a breath of fresh air with so many bands leaving that out of songs nowadays. At the midway point of the album is the song Something Better which might just be the song to get them some major recognition in the mainstream music world. It’s an acoustic track that anyone can connect to. It reminds me of Bon Jovi’s acoustic version of Livin’ On A Prayer but better. Why better you ask? Because no matter where you are in life you always feel like there might be something better out there for you but its just not making itself obvious.
Aside from that, the opening track L.I.T.A is a track that I know many can enjoy and surely sing along with. One listen and you’ll smirk like a cat who caught the mouse as you realize what the title means and you begin to think about that person who should have it as their theme song. And if your looking for a track that has it all from start to stop then check out Broken Heel. With a smooth lead it lulls you into a brief relaxed state only to slam you over the head with riffs that’d make anyone stand up and shout “
Overall, if you’re a fan of rock and metal, KILLCODE is a must have as they will surely be around for decades to come.