Killer Khan - _Kill Devil Hills_
by: Adrian Bromley (
Holy Ozzy Osbourne?! Holy King Diamond!? What the fuck is going on here?! With a true nod to such masters of song writing and singing as Ozzy Osbourne and King Diamond (his solo effort stuff) and the powerful works of such metal greats as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, Killer Khan lead screamer/guitarist/songwriter Killian Khan goes all out here with an impressive array of ideas that spew forth from _Kill Devil Hills_. With a great sound (think a modern take on '80s era Ozzy material for the most part) and impressive pipes from the vocalist, Killer Khan rock the house and help rejuvenate a lost form of metal music nowadays. While not groundbreaking, and definitely not the best of this musical genre (but close!), Killer Khan's nine-song offering is worthy of cranking. I'm getting flashbacks of sitting in my basement apartment listening to music with headphones on and not a care in the world. Wow! This is too much, people. What a splendid surprise this is in this month's review batch. Best cuts: title track "Kill Devil Hills", "Evilution" and "Computer Icon". If you at all still care about metal music circa 1988 (but with a more updated sound quality), then Killer Khan is your choice this month. Great effort.
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(article published 7/7/1999)
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