Killer Klown/Johnny Burning

11 03 2009

Killer Klown – Gain

Loud guitars, screaming vocals, ear penetrating drums n’ bass, Killer Klown has got it all.
This band is just pure kick ass rock n’ roll for all I care, these guys ain’t fooling around, they love rock n’ roll and they want the world to know it. It’s always good to hear a band this pure, not much synth effects, just riffs n’ beats that grab you by the throat and drag you thru their rock n’ roll rollercoaster.
You can hear a lot of GN’R and Skid Row influences in all 11 of these songs.

When I first gave this disc a spin the first song “Monster Idiot” struck me like lightning, the guitars on this track are so loud and aggressive and I love the drums on this track. Love the chorus to guys! Other stand outs on this album for me are “Big Town”, once again on this track it starts of with a big riff and a drum beat that first creeps around like an assassin but strikes like a warrior after a while. “Smoke This” is probably my favorite track on the album. It’s got a creepy kinda atmosphere to it and the disturbed vocals gives even more edge to the song. When the chorus arrives you might actually feel a bit releaved.. it’s just beautifull in a loud way.

Johnny Burnin’ –  Get Up, Get Loose, Get off

Another great rock n’ roll record from Street Symphonies, I truly love the music on this album. The only thing I would like to give a little pointer about is the sound of the vocals, I guess if it was sung with a bit lower, edgy voice, it would give a whole new dimension to the songs. This album is still a classic for me though.

Once again I can hear quite some late 80’s influences on this album as well. The songs that stand out for me are “Time To Rock”, this song is just so classic rock n’ roll! I also really like the vocals on this song, this song could get a crowd moving, I’m sure of that. “Burning Miracle” starts nice and heavy, and dude, I’m glad it stayes this way thru the whole song. “Sassie Lassie Goose” starts with a great choir like vocal arrangement, then morves in a “DR. Feelgood” worthy groove of the guitars and rhythm section, truly, this song coulda been on Moltey’s Dr. Feelgood and be one of the best song on the album. Johnny Burning wear their Motley Crue influences on their sleeves!

Go get these records via Street Symphony records!