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Review: Killer - Monsters of Rock
Monsters of Rock

Label: Mausoleum Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 1:07:03
Tracks: 15
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 2.5/5

Review online: July 23, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Monsters of Rock

Rated 2.83/5 (56.67%) (6 Votes)

Killer is a vintage 80s Traditional Heavy Metal band from Belgium that cranked out some second-tier albums before doing the Rip Van Winkle act for a time then resurfacing in the early 2000's. Monsters of Rock, their first new album in 10 years (and seventh overall) is an update in sound only with the same simple songwriting style the band employed in the old days. It is all pretty cliché and derivative of things the band has already done and song titles like "Forever Metal" and "Rock City" should make it clear Killer aren't breaking any molds. That would be OK if the songs were good but they are just dull with gruff, Lemmy-inspired vocals and recycled riffs. And we get 15 tracks of this mind-numbing blandness. Not one song manages to be interesting all the way through. I remember picking up Killer albums like Shock Waves and Ready for Hell back in the 80s and, after listening to them, thinking they were cooler to own than they were to play. Monsters of Rock isn't even that good. If you like all things 80s then this album might suit your needs in a serviceable kind of way but the reality is Killer haven't come up with anything worth shouting about.

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