Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
Killer Be Killed – a new collaboration featuring members of Soulfly, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Mars Volta – intelligently splice furious thrash together with soaring melodies. Masto's Troy Sanders, Dillinger's Greg Puciato and Sepultura co-founder Max Cavalera each lay vocals down over a fierce barrage of speed riffs and rhythms (courtest of ex-Volta sticksman Dave Elitch), complete with well-timed moments of respite.
Face Down initially exhibits the most brutal aspects of Soulfly, but it's not long before the group begin to explore less obvious routes. Lead single Wings Of Feather And Wax starts out fierce and commanding before Puciato's voice enters the chorus and the pace changes entirely. What's most surprising is the calm, floaty intro of closer Forbidden Fire, which breaks into a powerful final barge towards oblivion. Unlike many other "supergroups," KBK aim for the throat with every track.