I was able to review the new Killswitch Engage album for my job at The Daily Iowan. The first part of the review is below:
"Every band has that one album it will never be able to top. For Metallica, it was Master of Puppets. For Megadeth, it was Rust in Peace. Sadly, Killswitch Engage’s latest self-titled album is not its holy grail — that honor goes to the band’s major label début, Alive or Just Breathing.
Ever since vocalist Howard Jones joined Killswitch Engage, the band has taken a more commercial direction. Such albums as The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies were catchy-yet-soon-forgotten examples of the metal-core genre that the group helped spawn. Killswitch Engage is a better album than the previous two in every way. Yet there is still something missing — the band’s balls."
For the rest of the review visit The Daily Iowan Web site.