KXM by KXM

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CD REVIEW: KXM by KXM

(Rat Pak Records)

KXM-Album

One of the most anticipated debut release this year without a doubt! KXM features three of rock music’s most heralded musicians. dUg Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars and Korn’s drum maestro, Ray Luzier. The band takes its name from the combination of the member’s other projects: K from Korn, X from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob. The excellence of KXM and what they’ve created on this powerful debut outing sneaks up on you. On first listen, you think, “Hey, this is a pretty cool CD!” You listen again and you wonder why these tunes are still running through your head more than 4 hours later. Next few listens, you’re thinking, “These guys are musical geniuses! Listen to that intricate drumming! That bass! Those soaring, emotional guitar solos! Listen to the way they all meld together into one of sickest, most infectious jams I’ve ever heard!” First of all, the chemistry between dUg Pinnick, George Lynch

and Ray Luzier is just tremendous. The music is complex yet imminently listenable and so solid it sounds like a single symphonic organism. The vocals and lyrical work are everything you’ve ever come to love from dUg Pinnick. Besides the musicianship exhibited on this album, the musical production is also ridiculously scary. From the opening drum riff of “Stars” and menacing guitar swagger of the lead off single, “Rescue Me” to the final chord on “Human Friction,” KXM is an album that will blow your senses away in ways unimaginable!  Songs like “Gun Fight,” “Faith Is A Room”, the touching “Never Stop”, the tale of domestic violence, “Sleep” are sure to be instant favorites among fans. The tones, feel and finish that KXM put on this album is remarkable. You can tell that dUg, George and Ray loved every minute of creating this magnificent work of art. I can only hope they don’t stop here! – Highly Recommended