Review: Kill Devil Hill – Kill Devil Hill

Rated:

4/5

The obvious reference point for Kill Devil Hill, the sludgy new supergroup featuring Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), is Alice in Chains, but, at its core, the their eponymous debut is a solid tribute to the old-school. There are the vibrato-laden vocals and mid-paced beats of Dio-era Sabbath, the rapid-fire guitar crunch of Judas Priest, and, occasionally, the swing and groove of Led Zeppelin. It’s not all ear-bleeding stuff, either. “Mysterious Ways” is bluesy and ethereal, and “Up in Flames” is an ominous slow-burner driven by a gloomy arpeggio. In all, it makes for an album worthy of the band’s pedigree. JON WIEDERHORN

Check out “Time And Time Again” off Kill Devil Hill below:


  • Jimbob

    I actually really dig this album, makes me feel young again