Some strong creative energy has been pulsing from the Baltimore music scene lately. Genre stalwarts and unoriginal acts are beginning to give way to new and exciting music that sets itself apart from everything else. The first EP release of a new band called ThrillKiller is certainly apart of that new energy.
ThrillKiller came about from the sudden split of one the areas favorite power metal bands Aries. Lead Singer Robert Bradley, and Guitarist Maxim Sobchenko joined up with Matt Bittman of Wrightway Studios(Known for working with Mars Volta, Antemasque and Imagine Dragons) to produce a killer and fresh sounding EP simply called Time. For those familiar with Aries’ work, you’ll hear a lot of the things you liked about the band; however, what is even more exciting are the new things you will hear. You’ll still be treated to the vocal acrobatics and soaring melodies Robert Bradley was most known for with Aries. You’ll still hear some of the great riffs and blistering solos, with Maxim Sobchenko working as the sole guitarist on the album. But there is something new, something fresh in the mix. ThrillKiller isn’t a power metal band. In fact I am not even sure what to call it, but it is a clash of Metal, Pop, Funk and Dance music.
The four track EP includes the songs Passion Killer, Time, In Too Deep and The Storm. The tracks have great hooks, strong grove elements and are each interesting to listen to. Each track is noticeably different, while still falling under the same signature that ThrillKiller is trying to develop. I’d love to have something to compare it to, but for the life of me I can’t think of anything that sounds like this. The EP is definitely it’s own brew of original music, and I for one can’t wait to see and hear the future of this interesting project.
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