Killer Kill's sound is hard to put a pin in — and its unpredictability is a good thing. Its strengths are in a shifty, dynamic sound, especially when the rhythm section of John Guest and Mason Macías play around with tricky time signatures (as on the opening track, "Actress"), or when frontman Cameron Taylor lets loose with a jagged, stuttering guitar riff as on "Open Wide." Taylor's theatrical, histrionic vocals and lyrics are a bit of an acquired taste, and a few of the tracks are fairly ordinary. But when the songs manage to break away from standard patterns, they frequently shine.
★★★ (out of 5 stars)
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