Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
Reviews

KILLER BEE Remember The Times

By Alex Yarborough, Orlando Contributor
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 8:33 AM


- advertisement -
KILLER BEE
Remember The Times

2019 Freedom Records Sweden




“Yeah, I know yesterday is gone, but what a ride… remember the times.”

KILLER BEE is a Swedish-Canadian band that has been around since the early 1990s. On February 1st, they released Remember The Times, their tenth studio album overall. The band consists of Brian “Bee” Frank – vocals, Anders "LA" Rönnblom – bass, Shawn Duncan – drums, and André Hägglund – guitar.

KILLER BEE once again embrace their ‘70s and ‘80s influences, comparable to their previous release Eye In The Sky (2016). This album is chock-full of visceral, retro-styled, catchy hard rock songs with classic guitar riffs and a nearly ubiquitous backing organ. The moniker I would give this band is FUN, as they are a blast to listen to and always put a smile on my face.

“Rockaholic” is the opening number, and it’s upbeat and bouncy. This track spells it out; these guys live for Rock ‘N’ Roll. The reminiscing title track “Remember The Times” is next, and it’s a barnburner, in the DEEP PURPLE Burn-era sort of way. Love that backing piano. Check out the video on KNAC.COM HERE. “Kids OK” rocks all over the place in a HELIX style; nothing wrong with a little Canadian brotherly influence. “Victorious” was the first single released from the band, and is a little more of a builder, starting slowly and unleashing the goods about midway through the song. I like this track, but don’t think it is indicative of the album as a whole. “Road To Jerusalem” is different too. This is undeniably a spiritual track, and received video treatment as well. The song acts more as a centerpiece to the album, maintaining a slower pace throughout.

“Shine A Light” is the longest track on Remember The Times (at 6:10 in length) and is a passionate semi-ballad with more backing organ. “Hold Your Head Up” (not the ARGENT song) returns to boisterous blues rock with great aplomb – I really dig this track and it just might be my favorite on the album. André adds a classy guitar solo, followed by a brief organ solo. “Gotcha (Better Believe It)” is a moderate rocker with a catchy chorus and some bluesy piano sliding around behind the power chords. “Soul Sucking Woman” is the most vicious track here, but in a tongue in cheek way. The album closes with the shortest track “Burned”, a song that features an almost a stream-of-consciousness vocal from Brian “Bee” Frank.

The takeaway from Remember The Times is “remember the good times”. It’s a solid album, nearly identical to their previous release Eye In The Sky in length and quality (there’s a total of 10 songs, clocking in at approximately 43 minutes.) If you’re looking for something catchy, or if you really enjoyed Eye In The Sky (as I did), check out Remember The Times. I would love to have the chance to see this band live one day, I’m sure they would be very entertaining.

4.0 Out Of 5.0


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent Reviews
DR. PHEABES Army Of The Sun
TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA In Portland, OR With Photos!
SLAYER's 2nd To Last Show In Los Angeles With Photos!
CATTLE DECAPITATION Death Atlas
RUNNING WILD Crossing The Blades (EP)
KING DIAMOND In Portland, OR With Photos!
BLACK ROZE Spiritual Hell
DEEP PURPLE Live In Rome 2013
CRASHDIET Rust
VIXEN In Houston Photo Gallery
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Photo Gallery Day 3
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Photo Gallery Day 2
AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL Photo Gallery Day 1
AVATARIUM "The Fire I Long For"
LEGENDRY The Wizard And The Tower Keep
PLATINUM OVERDOSE Murder In High Heels
CHILD BITE Blow Off The Omens
AS I LAY DYING, AFTER THE BURIAL, FROST KOFFIN In Houston, TX With Photos!
A KILLER’S CONFESSION The Indifference Of Good Men
SLAYER The Repentless Killogy
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY The Sea Of Tragic Beasts
BELPHEGOR, SUFFOCATION, NECRONOMICON, ABIOTIC In Los Angeles With Photos!
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Ritual
BABYMETAL, THE HU In Portland, OR With Photos!
MACHINE HEAD Live in Dublin, Ireland
MAYHEM Daemon
ALICE COOPER In Orlando, FL With Photos!
SLAYER In Springfield, MA
AGNOSTIC FRONT Get Loud!
LACUNA COIL Black Anima
BLACKTOP MOJO Under The Sun
ROB HALFORD Celestial
SEBASTIAN BACH In St. Petersburg, FL With Photos!
HELLOWEEN United Alive In Madrid
HAMMERFALL's Halloween Ball In Ottawa, Canada
ANGEL WITCH Angel Of Light
BLUE OYSTER CULT, UFO In New York City





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2019 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News