Black Covers White
Style: Hardcore/Thrash
Release date: February 2011
Playing time: 42:51

KLL is an Italian band and this is their debut record. And the question is: do they bring something different or special to the overwhelmed thrashcore genre? I haven't discovered anything new even after numerous spins. After the intro, the next 2 songs have about the same tempo and the vocals have the usual harsh screaming hardcore/thrash sound.

In the bio they tell us that they are influenced by Slayer, Pantera and Machine Head and I am not going to argue on that one. Biggest difference is that those three made a difference and KLL is not yet capable of that. Therefore it all sounds to average and there are many local bands that play the same and don't have a contract. Is this a total fuck up then? No, the album sounds o.k. and I'm certain there will be some who will like it. The only thing I have with KLL is that I have heard it all so many times before. I am aware that it is difficult nowadays to be original, and I don't expect that from bands anymore, but at least there should bring something in the songs that make my dick tingle. Even when they try to be different, for example in track 8, it doesn't land. The clean singing part and the song just aren’t strong enough.

The songs sound too much the same, with the same riffs passing by time after time. Nothing new and just plain average in my opinion.


01. The First Breath
02. The Key
03. Esuba
04. Day by Day
05. Hidden Prison
06. Black Covers White
07. Blind No More
08. Obscured Light
09. I'm Not
10. Last Dream
11. ... Of Your Black Spirit

Label: Lost Sound Records
Promotion: Gatti Promotion
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 6 April, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/kllstaff