Power of Metal.dk Review

Killer Bee
Evolutionary Children
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 14 October, 2013
Playing time: 49:09

'Evolutionary Children' is an album from a band that had a too short musical career in the 80's. The band was formed back in the middle of the 80's when Motley Crüe was on the top, but 'Killer Bee' took a long break in the end of 90's. The Swedish/Canadian/US hard rock band Killer Bee released their first album in 15 years in 2012; 'From Hell and Back' and this is the follow-up disc to that one.

'Evolutionary Children' is a melodic hard rock album with a lot of influences from the 80's hard rock. Big fat Hammond organs and dirty guitars with the original singer (Brian 'Bee' Frank), who has the right rasp in his throat. He sings quite similar to Jon Oliva and Mark Tornillo (Accept). This is an album with pure rock n roll with more rawness and straight forward power than finesse and elegance. Anders 'LA' Rönnblom on bass is the other member from the original line up.

If you like a mix of classic sleaze rock and melodic hard rock you have a new album you might like. Killer Bee manage to keep my attention through the whole album and I recognize much of the old school rock 'n' roll groove from the 'hair spray days'. Brian's voice is one big reason why I doesn't press the skip button on the 'weaker' tracks.

I have to mention the great guitar playing from Jimmy DeLisi. Most of the tracks fit like a glove for a beer-drinking party. The ballad 'Maybe Baby' is not the super song on the album. No... the best tracks are the up-tempo songs that are loaded with tons of energy and clout.

It's easy to love this disc, but it's quite easy to forget it as well. Straight forward rock with big and hard fist-punches in the face. Not a classic album, just a nice disc for the fans of classic 80's hard rock.

Brian Frank - Vocals
Anders LA Rönnblom - Bass
Morgan Evans - Drums
Jimmy DeLisi - Lead Guitar
Denny DeMarchi - Keyboard/Rhythm Guitar

01. Children of the Evolution
A Little Too Old
All The Things You Say
Let's Dance
Now's the Time
Ride On
Got Your Number
Dust of an Angel
I'm on Fire
Gimme a Taste
11. Maybe Baby
12. Scream It
13. If We Die Tomorrow
Label: Target Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 73/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 6 October, 2013
Website: www.killerbee.se