|Kinrick Sense Your Darkness||Majestic Rock Records|
Yet another big metal album! 2005 is shaping up as an all metal year. The pink and fluffy is being over shadowed by some truly strong melodic metal releases.|
Kinrick are an American 4-piece band, that deliver a no-BS style straight up album of classy metal tunes.
Produced by fret-legend David T Chastain, these guys have a lot of energy and just as many riffs.
Vocalist Stephen Fredrick (ex-Firewind) reminds me of a mix between a darker, raspier Don Dokken and Impellitteri era Graham Bonnet. Throw in a little Bruce Dickinson/Iron Maiden and Kinrick might just be taking shape.
Guitarist Corbin King hails from metallers Vainglory and shows here a definite knack for power riffs and exciting solos.
The album is pretty unrelenting. 45 minutes of pure metal riffing and big, gruff vocals is the order of the day.
Call Of Honor is a good choice to open the album as it sets things up with a slightly more accessible sound before things get truly heavy.
The album continues to grow in intensity up to Dressed Up As God, which allows a little more melody into the chorus.
A double-headed dose of mean, tough and moody mid-tempo metal follows, before the double-kick drum pace of For Your Evil changes the pace.
The title track closes the album in the same vein as the majority of the tracks are – brutally heavy, mid-tempo stompers, drilled into your head by an authorative and commanding metal vocal.
24/06/05: Freddy De Keyzer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Good, but not superb powerrock or melodic metal if you want.
With an excellent singer as Fredrick, the result could have been better.
I prefer him as singer in the SUPERB Kenziner (which are sadly no longer !).
Here, he's more shouting than real singing.
But the sound is powerfull and the musianship is good, just as the songs.
A promising new act !