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I Killed The Prom Queen - Music For The Recently Deceased Review

by Mike Rapin

Hey! Look! Another metalcore band review! Hooray!

Because I'm the "hardcore kid" I was naturally drawn to this band and I found out that I Killed The Prom Queen isn't too bad for the metalcore genre. And I know I am a bit lenient when it comes to metalcore bands, but I Killed The Prom Queen takes into consideration that just playing one note repeatedly (the typical palm-muted open-string chord) isn't so bad. The band's recent release, Music For The Recently Deceased had me in the stance of, "Is this too slow for its own good? Or is it good in its own awesome vocal sounding way?"

I will admit that I was indifferent upon listening to this album the first few times only because, IKTPQ seemed to be a bit typical for me, but after a few more listens I felt like this band wasn't too bad after all. To comment on the vocals of Ed Butcher, I was really impressed by the amount of growls and screams this guy could actually do. Many of the songs featured on Music For The Recently Deceased held some real talent and alongside of the talent some of those ever-loved catchy breakdowns and choruses.

And to single out the guitars, I want to point out the greatness heard on this album. These guys may not be the fastest guitarists ever (currently: Skwisgaar Skwigelf and Toki Wartooth), but holy damn they know how to mix up some harmony with punch-out-yo-lights-bitch breakdowns.

As an album, Music For The Recently Deceased was something actually worth the listen and with their use of some clever breakdowns and riffage with the occasional effect here and there, IKTPQ turns out to be something interesting in this over-populated city called metalcore. I would recommend this to any real fan of metalcore and some deathcore, but it may be too average for some. Check it out anyways.

Track Listing:
1. Sharks In Your Mouth
2. Say Goodbye
3. 666
4. Your Shirt Would Look Better With A Columbian Neck-Tie
5. The Deepest Sleep
6. Bet It All On Black
7. Headfirst From A Hangman's Noose
8. Sleepless Nights and City Lights
9. Slain Upon My Faithful Sword
10. Like Nails To A Casket
11. There Will Be No Violins When You Die

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I Killed The Prom Queen - Music For The Recently Deceased

Label:Metal Blade

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