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Seven Against Thebes

Killing Time (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

The riff that opens this has almost a bit of a punk rock vibe, but is arguably closer to something from early Iron Maiden. In fact, there’s definitely a NWOBHM element at play here. That said, the vocal performances bring a different angle to it.

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Track by Track Review
Killing Time
In some ways, I’m reminded a bit of Axl Rose at times in that regard. Overall, this is cool tune that seems to merge that older metal sound with a more raw, straightahead rock sound. The guitar soloing at times calls to mind Slash, too, reinforcing that G’n’R comparison. Still, this is a blending of sounds that’s original and rather unique. It’s also quite strong.

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )
 
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