ALBUM REVIEW: A Killer’s Confession – Unbroken
May 12, 2017
One of the cool things about doing what I do is the chance to review new music by new groups, and over the last week I have been listening to a new album from, A Killer’s Confession, the new project being led by former Mushroomhead Vocalist, Waylon Reavis. The group consists Jon Dale on drums, JP Cross on bass, Matt Trumpy and Paul Elliot on guitars.
This is an interesting listen.
I was expecting a blatant rip off of Mushroomhead when I first started listening to this, but that was not the case. What I found was a disc full of surprises.
From the brainshake of “Awakening” and “Spawn of 7” to the slower tempo of “Rebirth” and “A Killer’s Confession”, which featured not only a distinct Korn influence to it, but also the assistance of Brain “Head” Welch from Korn.
Which brought up the next song, “1080P”. I like this song, just something about going from the dirty vocals and metalcore feel to the clean vocals and a slower tempo and then back to the screaming, I like the way this song sounds.
“Final Breath” The amazing thing is, it is one vocalist. With the changes between the dirty and clean vocals it is usually with at least 2 vocalists in the group, he pulls it off very well.
“L.O.L (Life of the Lost)” and “Reason” round out this part of the album, definite guitar driven headbanging heavy metal.
There are a few things that really got me interested in this album, and the final five songs are what drew me in.
“Sympathy” with Kimberly Freeman of ONE EYED DOLL, a complete departure from the heavy sound of this album and the closest thing to a ballad on this.
“I Will Define” with Dead By Wednesday, I love this song. Not only does it feature one of Connecticut’s own, but the thrash feel of this song is fantastic. The vocals on this track compared to most of this album, I feel are better.
“Judas Kiss” with Revillusion, Wow! A bit industrial, a bit metal, a bit different. OK a whole lot different from the whole album. This song kicks ass and would love to hear more like this one.
“Letting Go” with Amerakin Overdose, it can get confusing with these collaborations. Another great song. Kinda Lacuna Coilish with a bit more of a bite.
“Purification” with HEX, another industrial feeling collaboration. Full of growls and synth, and other electronic stuff…. Not my thing but a catchy tune after hearing it a couple of times.
All in all, this album was a surprise. There wasnt much on here I didnt like.
It is a great mix of a couple of different styles, especially when you are listening to the collaborations.
“Unbroken” was released on April 28th
Go Get It!
A Killer’s Confession is going out on tour with Nonpoint, and will be swinging thru the Northeast!
05-30-17 in Lancaster, PA at The Chameleon
05-31-17 in Easton, PA at One Centre Square
06-01-17 in Hampton Beach, NH at Wally’s
06-02-17 in Providence, RI at Fete Ballroom
06-03-17 in Portland, ME at Port City Music Hall
06-04-17 in Syracuse, NY at Lost Horizon
06-05-17 in Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall
06-07-17 in Fort Wayne, IN at Rusty Spur
06-09-17 in Columbus, OH at Alrosa Villa
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Review by Frank Piercy