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Kill Your Idols - This Is Just the Beginning (Cover Artwork)

Kill Your Idols

Kill Your Idols: This Is Just the BeginningThis Is Just the Beginning (1999)
Blackout! Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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I don't think there is a band out there that can blend thrashy, straightforward knock you on your ass speed and melodic riffs that would support the vocals of someone like Zoli from Ignite like Kill Your Idols does, at least musically speaking. This band is one of those bands that was a breath of fr.
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I don't think there is a band out there that can blend thrashy, straightforward knock you on your ass speed and melodic riffs that would support the vocals of someone like Zoli from Ignite like Kill Your Idols does, at least musically speaking. This band is one of those bands that was a breath of fresh air when they started touring, at least for some of the older kids like myself who were beginning to wonder if every band out was going to be just another boring old-school revival band, which was the trend at the time.

KYI came through with speed, fury, and a presence that had not been seen in a long time by anyone. The energy that they had during their live shows made it so the only thing you could do is go nuts and try to kill everyone in the room.

This Is Just the Beginning combines everything that I have just talked about. It has blinding speed that imprints the vision of a circle pit in your brain and melodic guitar parts that ALMOST makes you wish Andy could sing instead of his signature vocal barking (which is so fitting for the band). One thing I also love about the music on this record is that KYI are not afraid to have guitar solos, which a lot of hardcore bands either choose not to do, or their guitarists just plain can't do it. I have a little piece of me that loves fast thrashy guitar solos, and if you do too there are a few treats waiting for you on this EP.

The only complaint that I would have is that the vocal pattern is a bit unchanged from song to song and that at times can make it sound like you are listening to one long song. But either way, Andy is a great front-man and does an overall great job on this record.

 

 
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Anonymous (March 21, 2006)

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Anonymous (February 17, 2006)

if you like this record, check out No Gimmicks Needed by Kill your idols. Its a full length, that just blasts right by. one of the most underrated bands ever.

Anonymous (February 15, 2006)

I saw these guys years ago. Great Live Show.

skolarx (February 14, 2006)

the first few times i saw these guys i hated them but they grew on me as my taste in hardcore changed. the split with the nerve agents is what changed it i think. check it out if you haven't heard it

clarinetboy (February 14, 2006)

what is with hardcore bands, and the token fat singer.

i remember one show i was at with KYI, every band

had a bunch of regular guys, and a then a huge singer.

is it that they are opera singers or something?

Anonymous (February 13, 2006)

great stuff and at least a good hardcore band that has enough pride not to use any metal

xote (February 12, 2006)

I love this cd.

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

I've been a fan for a long time, and I totally agree that From Companionship to Competition is head and shoulders above everything else they've done. What an awesome fucking record it is.

dazed (February 12, 2006)

I meant to give this a 7.

dazed (February 12, 2006)

This is a good band and a pretty good record but truth be told I think "From Companionship To Competition" overshadows everything else they've done. It's so fucking good I pick it over any of their other albums almost every time.

joeg (February 12, 2006)

never been disappointed with a kyi album.

johnnydanger (February 12, 2006)

Best band ever

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

this band has sucked since like 2000. hang it up already.

TheOneTrueBill (February 12, 2006)

I love this band but the early stuff gets kind of boring after a few songs. I have this as a 10" and i'm always tempted to just not play the second side of it.

Anonymous (February 12, 2006)

KYI may be the most underrated hardcore/punk band going.

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