Kill Devil Hill
Kill Devil Hill
Style: Heavy Doom/Grunge
Release date: 28 May, 2012
Playing time: 47:54

A new project featuring former Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice and former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown. Besides these mostly known artists, Ratt guitarist Mark Zavon and a vocalist called Dewey Bragg complete the line-up.

With Vinny's and Rex background you can expect a certain genre of music and that is about what you get here. Rather heavy doomy grooving tracks with a dark atmosphere and with good vocals. I haven't heard of Mr. Bragg before, but he is a nice singer, he sometimes sounds like Layne Staley's (Alice in Chains) brother.

The first track is the fastest track on the album and can put you on the wrong foot, because after that the tempo slows down and you can expect music with influences of Heaven and Hell, Alice in Chains, Dio and of course Black Sabbath. Just when you start to doze in a little bit, the band brings in more variety with the grungy track "Time & Time Again", the acoustic ballad "Mysterious Ways" and yet another grunge song "Up in Flames".

Not an album with a lot of surprises or spectacular new ideas, nevertheless if you like slow music with heavy Black Sabbath spiced riffs, good solos and fine melodies you need to check this one out.


01. War Machine
02. Hangman
03. Voodoo Doll
04. Gates of Hell
05. Rise From the Shadows
06. We' re All Gonna Die
07. Strange
08. Time & Time Again
09. Old man
10. Mysterious Ways
11. Up In Flames
12. Revenge

Label: Steamhammer/SPV
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 27 May, 2012