Kill The Client
Escalation of Hostility

Another scorching record from Willowtip, this time in the form of Dallas’s own Napalm Death worshiping grinders, Kill the Client who have delivered a blistering Stateside response to The Code is Red…

While most copycat metal rests on the laurels of the subject material, Kill The Client’s homage to Napalm Death (as well as Nasum it sounds like), is amply individual to keep them from being brainless clone. Even with the same subject matter (politics, religion, war, etc), Morgan’s Barny- esque shouts and roars, and scathing power chord laced bursts of scathing grind, KTC deliver just enough slight tweaks to make their sound their own.

This 28 minute salvo, consisting of 15 abusive tracks is ball pin hammer to the head for pretty much its entirety and really isn’t done justice by my mere words. From the raucous opening of “Defend”, the short lived opening lurch of “Worker Ant Syndrome”, sample fueled “In God We Trust”, the Righteous Pigs gait of “Bloodline”, the sheer Watchmaker like noise of “”Liberty or Death” and “Gridlock”, the grimy restraint of “Killing Fields” and “Negative One” (KTC’s equivalent of “Morale” from The Code is Red..?), to the ultra savage “Scene Queen”, the album pretty much smokes for its full 28 minutes, which is about a perfect length album considering its genre.

The production isn’t quite as clean as say Napalm Death or Nasum nor as grating as Watchmaker, but an unhealthy middle ground that’s acidically effective. The rend result is a bluecollar grindcore album that’s aware if its past and its future impact.

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Written by Erik T
November 22nd, 2005

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