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A KILLER’S CONFESSION The Indifference Of Good Men

By Geoff Ketler, Cleveland Contributor
Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 5:51 AM


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A KILLER’S CONFESSION
The Indifference Of Good Men

Wake Up! Music




Out now via Wake Up! Music is the sophomore effort from A KILLER’s CONFESSION, The Indifference Of Good Men. The thirteen-song LP is poignant, focused and polished – a much more refined performance than the group’s debut album, Unbroken, which really seemed more like a hate-driven, angst-ridden rant following vocalist Waylon Reavis’s departure from MUSHROOMHEAD after eleven years at the helm. The Indifference Of Good Men is well thought out and well written, both lyrically and musically. AKC (not to be confused with the American Kennel Club) offers a very compatible blend of industrial rock and metal, garnished with Waylon’s ability to be both percussive and melodic behind the microphone. Strap in, because there is no sophomore slump here.

The listener is immediately shaken by the aggressive nature of “It’s Not Too Late”. A sort of “shock and awe” beginning to a lengthy but satisfying record. The first single, “Numb” follows. It really sums up the album in one song. Waylon Reavis’s vocal range goes full tilt with the melody, but the song never seems to lose its hard edge. This is all accompanied by plenty of atmospheric synth to give it that “industrial rock” boost and fill any voids that may have been left, something rather prevalent throughout.

Produced by Sahaj Ticotin (STARSET, SEVENDUST) in Los Angeles, The Indifference Of Good Men is a refined, completed work. The mix is impressive, save for a couple of songs where the vocals are somewhat buried. The haunting ballad that slowly builds as it progresses, “The Shore”, is proof positive that Waylon still has the pipes. I should note for the metal purists out there, that this record is stacked with tracks, synth, etc. – like ROB ZOMBIE stacked. Although this falls in line with Waylon’s previous efforts with MUSHROOMHEAD, he takes it several steps further, with songs like “Cocaine” bordering on leaving the metal genre completely behind.

The Indifference Of Good Men is a creative shot of adrenaline from the mind of Waylon Reavis that will leave listeners longing for more. It is my belief that in the short history of AKC, this record easily separates itself from the group’s debut album.

4.5 Out Of 5.0


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