Heavy-Metal Mag (Italy)
Translated... Directly from Winnipeg, Canada comes the cyclone of metal branded Kill Star, with the album "Threshold" self-produced by bassist Derek Dufresne, formerly known as skilled tattoo artist.
From the first notes of "Until I Die" brings to mind the sound raw and direct Motorhead mixed with the Zakk Wylde guitar parts with a hoarse voice less than Lemmy's scratchy but at any rate, in many places strengthened by harmonization . The riffs are relentless, the structure of the songs is not particularly complicated, but the goal of the music of Kill Star is precisely to be coming direct to the point.
Tracks such as "Rat Trap Baby" and "Supposed To Be" contain parts more sedate and arpeggiated, interspersed with other more expeditious, while tracks like "Of You Of Me" and "Quicksand" the concept is always to strike hard. In "Off My Back" intro a battery a short question and answer, which then gives the guitar riffs on the carrier, should mention the good "See You", containing a solo full of energy.
Having supported different bands on tour as Quiet Riot, I Mother Earth and Sass Jordan among others, the group leads to the inclusion in the online radio song "See You", "Supposed To Be", "Rat Trap Baby" and the 'seemingly quiet "Only Love Remains". With this debut, Kill Star fans ensure compact and powerful sound of a good hard-toned and captivating melodic at the same time, as demonstrated perfectly the closing track "The Pain That Made You".
It will not be an absolute masterpiece, but it is undoubtedly a good record, catchy and full of energy.