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Killerest Expression - Four Days That Shook The World

  by Alex Halls

published: 7 / 8 / 2002

Killerest Expression - Four Days That Shook The World
Label: In At The Deep End
Format: CD


"Sublime" punk rock on eight song mini album from the highly touted Killerest Expression

'Four Days That Shook The Word' is simply sublime. The title acts as if a witness to the Killerest Expression rocking the world with their punk rock; standing on buildings as the crowd feel the reverberations; the intensity; the flamboyance. Once the album kicks in it expresses itself majestically, defining itself with well-placed solos that fit into the background of the punk aggression with ease. The guitars are the driving force behind The Killerest Expression. They are clean, cultured and have a sound that emulates Swedish band Millencolin in parts; you can’t complain about that at all ! Having changed their name from the Buggers, it is clear to see the band’s original intentions. Formed back in 1994, The Killerest Expression are as catchy a band as any other. They do manage, on the other hand, to complement this with a harder edge that will saw through the toughest of critics. The Killerest Expression are Gav (Vocals and Guitar), Damion (Bass and Vocals), Sid (Drums) and Ben (Guitar and Vocals). Between them they will no doubt storm the punk scene in the UK but it may be difficult further afield. The potential is there regardless. First track, 'Memory Loss', is the ultimate in punk therapy. It screams for your attention, dragging you in, before unleashing a torrent of honest lyrics and melody that both unwinds and energises; it is holistic in its very sense. Even before the effect of the first track has truly sunk in, 'Sid’s Song' plunges the listener back into the deep end. It begins as if it will be one of the more calming songs on the album but swiftly moves into a cavalcade of fast-moving, unadulterated punk that gives over a message of responsibility and tells of the daily struggle not to turn back to the days of old. The Killerest Expression have that ability to convey the simplest of messages but also write lyrics that affect the listener, making those who are receive the message think more about their lives and those around them. 'Tears and Blisters' is perhaps one of those very tracks and it indulges the listener with lines such as "it may bring me tears, and you don’t see the blisters or the fire in my throat, feel the grip, hit the spot." The Killerest Expression now have a name that is well known enough to guarantee sales, but have maintained a musical style that has the potential to perform miracles if the right person steps in on it. The cover artwork is talented also, courtesy of band member Sid. It leaves the album complete and a joy to own.

Track Listing:-
1 Memory Loss
2 Sid's Song
3 Tears and Blisters
4 30 Second Song
5 Love Eye
6 Mogadishu Bonus Tracks
7 Colours
8 Everyday

Visitor Comments:-
7 Posted By: MARK GRIFFITHS, England on 01 Jan 1900
Kerrang KKKK Following the likes of Douglas and Vanilla Pod into the 'Britpunks-who'd-be-huge-if-they-were-American' catagory comes The Killerest Expression. The youthful quartet's gritty ramalama - think Snuff meets Bad Religion - saw them bag a 'Single Of The Week' award in these very pages last year (with 'Here Comes The Times' under their former monicker The Buggers), and now this debut mimi album delivers on all that early promise. Opener 'Memory Loss' positively crackles with melodic malevolence, and by the time 'Everyday' fades out in a howl of bile and feedback you'll be picking your jaw up off the carpet and reaching for 'Play' again. 'Four Days...' might not actaully shake your world, but your speakers arecertainly in for one hell of a pounding.

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