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CD review KISSING CANDICE "Blind until we burn"

Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2015 von Markus W. in Kissing Candice, Slipknot, Korn, Modern Metal, Nu Metal, Thrash Metal, News, CD Review

(7/10) Kissing Candice are from Long Island, NY. The five-piece was founded in 2012 and released their new album "Blind until we burn" as we speak.

A first view on the booklet gives the impression of Slipknot clones. But I wouldn't go that far. Besides the masks (I think this story is told) there are some parallels with the guys from Iowa, but Kissing Candice has enough own personality to make "Blind until we burn" to an exciting metal experience.

I would describe their music as modern metal, that is based on heavy riffs and a powerful groove that goes along with each song. The mentioned Slipknot comes to my mind when I heard the album, but also bands like Korn made an impression on Kissing Candice's sound.

Interesting tunes are the quite catchy "Misdirection" that come with some deep growls and with a clean vocal chorus that is quite melodic - a mixture that works well.

Than there is a tune called "Tusk" that reminds to 90's nu metal. Some times some more industrial sounds shine through, like in "Shop smart". 

"Roach motel" is another song I can recommend. It's a really heavy one with a brutal riff and raging vocals. Be careful with this tune because it might lead to severe neck problems due to headbanging.

The music on "Blind until we burn" is coll, even though not new. But the five-piece compensates this with passion. The only thing I would recommend is to stop with maks. The music is good enoug; this gimmick isn't need





  1. Unloaded
  2. My perfect hell
  3. Chart topper
  4. Tusk
  5. Misdirection
  6. Recycled LIE
  7. Put em up
  8. Shop smart
  9. Mistaken for manson
  10. Decomposer
  11. Roach motel
  12. KPM
  13. Slugworth


Label: Victory Records

Genre: Modern Metal

Release date EU: Already released

CD review KISSING CANDICE "Blind until we burn"