KICK Paralysed EP (2002)
A five track taster from the UK rockers from their forthcoming album
‘K3’. There are two new tracks, plus two demos from 1998 and an orchestral
mix of ‘Painless’.
‘Paralysed’ kicks things off in fine style mixing melodic rock with
feedback vocals and giving it a very dark feel. Reminds of latter day Skin -
no bad thing in my book! ‘Electric Storm’ starts with a monster riff to
provide a rollicking rocker complete with keyboard backing. It ventures into
Tea Party territory on the vocals at times - mystical and ethereal.
The orchestral mix of the ballad ‘Painless’ is superb! Acoustic guitars
meld nicely with the string section with vocalist Nick Workman taking centre
stage. Onto the two demos - first up ‘Twisted’ is a prime slice of melodic
rock in the Bon Jovi mould. The demo of the ballad ‘Say Goodbye’ closes the
EP - not a bad tune but ‘Painless’ beats in hands down. The quality of these
two demo tracks is of the highest quality so don’t be put off by the demo
As an EP should be - a small snippet of the new album that leaves you
wanting to hear more. Fans of melodic rock should give this a try - the
tracks ‘Electric Storm’ and ‘Painless’ make the EP worthwhile on their own.
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly