Kill for Eden (Explicit)
Released: May 2013
This London-based, German-rooted band aims for a synthesis that deserves to be tried more: big-lunged and flashdancey Taylor Dayne/Bonnie Tyler/Pat Benatar-type belting from Lyla D'Souza over churning hard rock of Appetite For Destruction vintage. Nerf-metal aficionados, be ready for Precious Metal or Princess Pang flashbacks. Gets a bit samey, but select cuts hide "Immigrant Song" ("Ned") or heavy wah-wah boogie ("Slip Away") underneath; "The Truth" partakes in a rappish rhyme scheme. Focus cut "Kerosene" -- not Big Black or Miranda Lambert, but not bad! -- is some real sex on fire.
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