Genres: rap-metal, nu-metal
58-34 74th St.
Elmherst, NY 11373
Sep 16 - 22 2002
don't get why certain bands are proud of their rap-metal style. Last
time I checked, being nu-metal was something to be ashamed of. But Kill
By Inches refuse to admit that the genre is dead - nor the fact
that it should never have been alive. But whatever.
This EP, consisting of four songs, is exactly the type of thing Limp
Bizkit would have released if they couldn't afford to pay for an
ultra-glossy recording. "Bomb The City", for example, has
the singer yelling through a seemingly broken microphone, with
clichéd guitar riffs and power-drumming topping it off. "Tear It
Up" follows in the same vein, with a stupidly aggressive and
violent bent that seems more contrived than truly angry.
But, I must say, KBI are not necessarily bad at what they
do. In fact, fans of Slipknot and that whole camp of music will
likely find a lot to like in this recording. In fact, even I find
"Seven Days" to be somewhat catchy, which I thought was
impossible, considering my rap-metal immunity and all. Nonetheless, it
still sounds way too unoriginal, and this lack of innovation really
detracts from the music itself.
While I can't find much to like in this EP, fans of the nu-metal
bands that were popular earlier this year will be sure to find
something for them here. Otherwise, this will be of little interest to
13 min 14 sec; 4 tracks; distributed by the