Love Might Kill is one of those bands that comes up behind you and gives you a wedgie, when you're least expecting it. It is bands like this that make my day, and make me proud to be a metal head. Yeah, wedgies aren't cool, unless you are the giver and not the receiver, but that is not the point here. This band kicks ass and there is no way getting around it. The band basically came out of nowhere a few years back and now are setting the stage for something that could be great. There are no real big names in the band, with the exception of drummer Michael Ehre (Firewind, Uli Jon Roth, Metallium), but it doesn't matter, because the music is doing the talking.
Love Might Kill is a mix of melodic hard rock with a metal tinge. The songs are well rooted in that catchy 80's formula, without coming off sounding dated. The real star in the band for me is vocalist Jan Manenti, whom is just a stellar vocalist. His voice is so versatile, coming off sounding similar to greats like, Paul Shortino, Tony Martin and even Ronnie Atkins. Guitarist's Christian Stöver and Stefan Ellerhorst are no slouches either. Tasteful solos and incredible melodies.
Imagine if you will, a band that has the elements of Rough Cutt, Black Sabbath and Pretty Maids, all mixed in one, and you would be pretty close. There are a nice mix of mid and up tempo-rockers as well as a ballad. Just a great CD all around. Killer tunes, executed in fine form by a very talented band. Go get this one.
Bottom Line: Great melodic hard rock with some kick. Well written tunes that will stick with you. This is one of those CD's, that is so good, that it will have stay power.
Standout Tracks: Perfect Mistake, The One, 2 Big to Fail and Alone.
-Ragman can't get this one out of his CD player.