Hostility - _Brick_
(Century Media, 1995)
by: Adrian Bromley (7 out of 10)
Pantera 101 if you ask me - but that is a good thing to see. With the definite growl and bite of Pantera and the heart and soul of a strong-willed hardcore/metal outfit, Kansas' Hostility blow through the ten tracks found on their debut, and not once sound monotonous or bland. This band can really stick it to you hard with numbers like 'Spine', the stupendous 'Above', and the crash and burn attitude of closers 'Self Belief' and 'One Wrong Word'. Singer Dean Brook shifts from a Phil Anselmo vocal style to a Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) approach, and back and forth which allows his vocal sound and structure to show off his variety. One of the best numbers is 'Goodbye', a stirring number dedicated to Dean and his brother Duane's (drums) late father. This band would probably be amazing live just because of the precision sound the band conveys. I am waiting to check them out as soon as they make their way here, up North. Reckless and on the verge of anarchy, Hostility's debut is worthy of a good LOUD listen.

(article published 13/12/1995)

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