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Aces High for these NWOTHM youngsters
At this point we've heard all of these riffs for years. It's nearly copy and paste from the late 70s and early 80s brigade, those denim and leather knuckleheads declaring "scream for me Long Beach". Blade Killer is a Los Angeles band that recalls that energized time period of twin guitar runs and plenty of backstreet darkness. Vocally, it is more Paul Di'anno than Bruce. "Let Go" sounds like Tokyo Blade while "Rush of Thunder" has a Riot sort of feel to it. Good band, plenty of potential...but they will need to find their own identity if they want to stand out.
Recommended for fans of: Satan's Hollow
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