Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lollipop Lust Kill|
My So Called Knife
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
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Less angst than Tool with the anger of Pantera
Schtinky | California | 04/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent addition to your metal collection, this new band is a treat for the tired ear. Singer Evvy Pedder shows off his vocal diversity with Pantera like growls and screams, softening up to the smoothness of Maynard James Keenan (Tool) and sometimes a vaguely Bowie-esque undertone; and completed with a slight Goth undertone that does not distract from the rock base.Seemingly indeed influenced by bands such as Tool and sounding a little like Dope, LLK does manage to create their own unique sound nevertheless, quite able to rough it up with the best of the more established bands.My favorite song on the album would have to be "Black All Over", a catchy tune of thrumming guitars and head-banging beats that you can't help but rock along with. It is also one of the rougher tunes on the CD. "Knee Deep In The Dead" lyrics are said to be inspired by the video game "Doom", and "Bury You" inspired by Stephen King's "The Shining". I gave the lyrics some extra attention and have no doubts that the core of these songs are indeed from where they are said to be. Both are very well written, but my favorite of the two would have to be "Bury You" simply because I find it a catchier tune. D. Human, LLK's bass player, when commenting on Bury You, said "Domestic Violence at its best".I have never heard Depeche Mode's version of "Personal Jesus", but LLK's version is a appealing toe-tapper with the growling vocals and mildly metal-infused-rockabilly tune. "Like A Disease" is another of my favs, with very haunting lyrics and an overall atmosphere of depression and retribution, softer than other songs and really showcasing Evvy's vocal talents. "Everything I" is the slowest song (not to be confused with a slow-song) on the CD, and another good showcase for Pedder's amazing vocal ranges.Father, a song of an abusive parent, Sad Excuse For A Grip, Can't Get Away; indeed, there is not a song on this CD that I don't like, but feel that this review would be too lengthy were I to comment on every single track. Listen to some samples, and if you like the samples you won't be disappointed in the CD itself. There are no surprises, or disappointments, in this collection from a talented new metal group. Enjoy!"
A Great, Heavy Band!
Nick Watkins | New Albany, Indiana | 11/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being the curious person I am, I'm always looking for new bands that I can listen to. Amazon.com is a great way to find those bands, read reviews about them and sample their music. While looking for some bands one day, I came across Lollipop Lust Kill. It had gotten good reviews and seemed like a band I would like. I bought their CD used from this site (hey, it saves money), and my first thoughts were, and still are, good. This 6-member band is simply an amazing hard rock / metal band that should definetly get more attention, though you know that attention can't be given by MTV. But anyway...Lollipop Lust Kill has a strong horror influence thoughout most of their album, though they don't overdo the theme to annoyance like Powerman 5000 did the space thing on "Tonight The Stars Revolt!!". Their lead singer, Evvy Pedder has a great voice for a band like this. He screams well, but his voice truly shines when he sings. His voice actually makes you feel like your watching a horror movie or something, it's so cold and lifeless yet so bold and powerful. Yeah, that sounded corny, but he truly has a haunting voice. At first his voice reminded me of Edsel Dope of Dope's (I love his voice, too), but not anymore. The guitar riffs are above that of average Nu-Metal (which I also like). The drums are nothing special, they just get the job done. The bass is very powerful and can be heard loudly in many tracks, while the keyboards add another element of suspense to this little musical ride. The lyrics on this album are superb and at times very eerie. The verse of "Knee Deep in the Dead" is great tp recite around friends to get strange looks, but try not to offend anyone.The best tracks are "Black All Over", "Father", "Knee Deep in the Dead", "Everything I" and their superior cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus". I highly recommend this album to anyone who likes bands such as Static-X, Spineshank, Slipknot, Mushroomhead, Disturbed, Dope, or just Nu-Metal of hard rock in general."
Where are they?
Damian Gunn | I am everywhere | 05/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off brilliant album, lyrically and musically they are so far ahead of the game it ain't even funny. As far as the other reviews are concerned, I don't get it...to say they steal from all these other bands is rediculous...I mean how many different sounds are there...everyone steals from everyone in that sense, that's how you grow. ANyways, from the intro to the outro 'My So Called Knife' will suck you in and never let go. This is one of the only albums I can listen to repeatedly and not get sick of. Eddy has a sick voice, I mean scares the hell out of me! 'Black all Over' starts us off to a great start, and 'Like a Disease' keeps it going. Standouts to me are 'Knee Deep in the Dead' which lyrically is NOT for children (talking about killing and raping and such) and 'Everything I' which is the best song here...different and brilliant in everyway. 'Sad Excuse for a Grip' and the just plain brutal cover of Depeshe Modes 'Personal Jesus' are fantastic, the later turning out to be one of the best covers I've ever heard (blows Manson's out of the water). I don't understand the bad reviews...so listen to me and check this album out...I'm pretty sure you'll like it. I mean, if you reading this review then you're interested and thats a good start. My only question is where the heck are these guys? They had such an awesome debut I mean, the have to follow it up with something...right?"