Reviews Label: Kiss of Death

Label: Kiss of Death

14 reviews found

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New Bruises - Transmit! Transmit! album cover

New Bruises

Transmit! Transmit!, 2005

5.5 / 10

I don't think there's anyone on Scene Point Blank's staff that remembers Mid Carson July besides me and maybe Bob, but I'm grasping at straws there. Mid Carson July was ...

Guiltmaker - Driven By Arms album cover

Guiltmaker

Driven By Arms, 2006

7.0 / 10
200 Words Or Less

Despite featuring ex-members of Combatwoundedveteran and Reversal of Man, Guiltmaker is distinctly less heavy than you might initially assume they would be. In fact the band does a fairly catchy ...

Light Yourself on Fire - Light Yourself on Fire album cover

Light Yourself on Fire

Light Yourself on Fire, 2006

5.7 / 10
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Light Yourself on Fire, a four piece from Tampa, Florida, play thrashy hardcore that they call "power death." The seven songs on this EP release are riddled with pinch harmonics ...

The Measure [SA] - One Chapter in the Book: A Collection of Standard Waits and Measurements album cover

The Measure [SA]

One Chapter in the Book: A Collection of Standard Waits and Measurements, 2008

7.0 / 10

New Brunswick, NJ seems to be bringing the rock lately. The Measure [SA] is one of the town’s hard working bands with a slew of releases. One Chapter in the ...

Monikers - Wake Up album cover

Monikers

Wake Up, 2008

8.5 / 10

2008 was a year I kept hearing Monikers' name without knowing a thing about them. They turned up on split releases, message boards, and year end lists before I really ...

Virgins - Miscarriage album cover

Virgins

Miscarriage, 2008

7.0 / 10

Orlando’s Virgins play hook orientated, chorus heavy punk with scratchy throat vocals. The three-piece formed from the ashes of New Mexican Disaster Squad and their sound is a logical development. ...

Mouthbreather - Thank You For Your Patience album cover

Mouthbreather

Thank You For Your Patience, 2008

7.5 / 10

After hearing a certain amount of buzz surrounding Mouthbreather and their album, Thank You For Your Patience, there seemed a certain pull for me to listen to this record, if ...

The Shaking Hands - The Shaking Hands album cover

The Shaking Hands

The Shaking Hands, 2009

7.5 / 10

In my recent Kiss of Death reviews there’s been a steady diet of pop-influenced beard punk. Expecting more of the same, Gainesville’s The Shaking Hands threw me for a loop ...

Mayflower - Second Best Sunsets album cover

Mayflower

Second Best Sunsets, 2010

7.0 / 10

After a brief intro track (what’s the point of intros, anyway?), Mayflower kicks things off with the energetic “I Never ”, an Off With Their Heads influenced gruff punk song ...

Bangers - Small Pleasures album cover

Bangers

Small Pleasures, 2011

7.0 / 10

Small Pleasures is the first proper full-length from Cornwall, England trio Bangers. To shortcut straight to the point, it’s fitting that this record is released in the US on Kiss ...

The Slow Death - Born Ugly, Got Worse album cover

The Slow Death

Born Ugly, Got Worse, 2011

7.9 / 10

When The Soviettes’ Annie Sparrows voice starts Born Ugly, Got Worse devoid of instrumentation, it’s a crisp and honest delivery that complements leader Jesse Thorson’s heart-wrenching style. But once the ...

New Bruises - Chock Full of Misery album cover

New Bruises

Chock Full of Misery, 2012

7.2 / 10

Chock Full of Misery as a title sets a bleak tone for a group best labeled as pop-punk. Yet, New Bruises don’t let the downer subject matter override their energetic ...

Arms Aloft - Sawdust City album cover

Arms Aloft

Sawdust City, 2012

8.5 / 10

When I speak of a “Kiss of Death” sound, I don’t mean it derisively. What I do mean is poppy song structures with powerfully belted lead vocals and strong guitars. ...

Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels - An Uneasy Peace album cover

Pretty Boy Thorson & the Falling Angels

An Uneasy Peace, 2013

7.1 / 10

Have things finally turned around for Jesse Thorson, making the country-punk band sing a new song of joy and celebration? Of course not.Previously, the band didn’t play alt-country so far as ...

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