|Review: Killjoy Corporation - Horsefly|
Year released: 2012
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Review online: December 20, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3/5 (60%) (5 Votes)
Finland's Killjoy Corporation may be relatively new (formed in 2009) but their debut EP, Horsefly, is a solid, if short, slab of Melodic Death Metal. What impresses me most about this one is the riffing. Vesa Turunen and Panu Kivistö play their guitars with a lot of energy and inventiveness. They aren't content with recycling what has gone before but spice up the band's sound by playing the solos and the melodies off one another. Bassist Pirkka Birkstedt is a madman and drives the songs with some punishing bottom end.
The cover art is admittedly lame and there is a bit too much extraneous studio talking, burping, etc. for my taste, but when the opening riff of "Bones" kicks in, I'm too busy banging my head to care. Killjoy Corporation is at their best when playing fast, which is most of the time, thankfully, as the slower parts drag a bit. Despite a few shortcomings, Horsefly is a bright start for Killjoy Corporation.
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