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The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon: A Message Through Your TeethA Message Through Your Teeth (2006)
Fearless Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: crazytoledocrazytoledo
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The Killing Moon will stay in the back row of the music scene for however long they decide to stick around. They'll be unknown to many and the few that do know will only know them as a band signed to Fearless Records. And while the vocals, at times, and some of the guitar work does nothing to prove .
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The Killing Moon will stay in the back row of the music scene for however long they decide to stick around. They'll be unknown to many and the few that do know will only know them as a band signed to Fearless Records. And while the vocals, at times, and some of the guitar work does nothing to prove the previous statements wrong, the Killing Moon are actually better than anything hinted at above.

Sure, I can't find anything outstanding in a majority of their music ability, but none of the work is worse than a majority of bands out there. The reason why they stick out is because of the use of a trombone and saxophone from time to time. Sure, it isn't really used the way it should be and could feel like a gimmick, but I'd rather have a trombone/saxophone combo as a gimmick in an emo band than being hit with by a band that doesn't even try.

"Bottomfeeder" starts off with some melodic guitar work and questionable vocal work, but the trombone/saxophone in the beginning is a nice touch and the choruses are better than their fellow scene mates. The chorus on "Subject A" is extremly catchy and easily one of the standouts on the CD. For only one guitarist in the band, Ryan Hannan holds his own on "A Book of Love Stories," and "Postcard from Los Angeles."

For a five-song EP, A Message Through Your Teeth is pretty listenable and better than a majority of the bands I've been reviewing lately. Sure, it still needs to work, but I have to give props for at least a tad bit of creativity. Emo with a trombone, never saw that coming.

 


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Anonymous (April 17, 2006)

Check out "blasphemy" and "while the music was loud" on kazaa/limewire/morpheus for some older material. The Klling Moon was formerly known as "Animal Suit Driveby" before leaving the Maine local scene for Fearless.

Actual rating = 10 ... subtract 2 points for it being a re-release of "110 Miles", the Animal Suit Driveby EP.

Anonymous (March 26, 2006)

The killing moon are amazing... Everyone wait for punk goes 90's to come out the alanis cover is amazing!!!!!!

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sirens (March 10, 2006)

Will, this isnt good, Its not jammy, its not like the promise ring, or american football, its like underoath with horns.

-sirens

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

cap'N Jazz aren't highly regarded? And American Football? These bands are so popular they could sell out venues if they re-united. They just make good music.

-Will

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

no, will acts too punk for the present. he has no problem with good bands of the past. unless the good bands are super highly regarded, then he likes to tell everyone they were actually posers back in the day

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

will i am seriously suprised tha you like capn jazz and af......i think its pretty cool i figured youd act to punk for them....

crazytoledo (March 9, 2006)

How is this not?

Musically and lyrically there is a slight emo sound.

And considering that the bands purevolume http://purevolume.com/thekillingmoon , lists themselves as emo as one of the genres, I think it sticks.

Big_Guy (March 9, 2006)

how is this emo?

crazytoledo (March 9, 2006)

It's faster/midpaced emo with the trombone/saxophone.

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

i cant believe will is even implying there is a chance that this might be okay...when did will start liking music?

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

Well is this faster/mid-paced paced emo like Promise Ring or is it slow, jammy stuff like American Football?

The inclusion of the horns makes me think it's jammy, in which case it might be marginally okayish... But if it's another Promise Ring rip off (with horns), then they suck.

-Will

Anonymous (March 8, 2006)

"inovative but boring"

hahahahahha what the fuck, how is this innovayive?

i am leaving my spelling/typo as is because it was so bad i almost cant believe thats what i just typed....

anyway, how IS this innovayive?

Anonymous (March 8, 2006)

innovative but boring

crazytoledo (March 7, 2006)

I will always and forever refer to this band as Animal Suit Driveby. That name sucked too but at least it sticks out.

True Dat!

I have absolutely no idea what this band sounds like. American Football or something?

-Will

Melodic Emo with some trombone/saxophone that is underused to its potential.

Anonymous (March 7, 2006)

the album art looks gay.

Anonymous (March 7, 2006)

Bigwig review???

Anonymous (March 7, 2006)

I have absolutely no idea what this band sounds like. American Football or something?

-Will

sirens (March 7, 2006)

Horrible bands, cool dudes.

Anonymous (March 7, 2006)

I will always and forever refer to this band as Animal Suit Driveby. That name sucked too but at least it sticks out.

etwiels88 (March 7, 2006)

The artwork reminds me of Stuart Buchanan

crazytoledo (March 7, 2006)

Sorry and thanks dude!

inagreendase (March 7, 2006)

Done. But for future reference, if you want it under a certain name, submit it under that name. I can't guess, dude.

crazytoledo (March 7, 2006)

*logged in*

damn I should proof read.

crazytoledo (March 7, 2006)

Quick question, is it possible for me to submit reviews with that name and have it link to my profile and show up there as well.

Oops, I was wronged into the wrong screen name, anyways, would it possible to show up on my account (crazytoledo).

MrBryan (March 7, 2006)

Quick question, is it possible for me to submit reviews with that name and have it link to my profile and show up there as well.

crazytoledo (March 7, 2006)

Review #13. Horray!

Anonymous (March 7, 2006)

yeah, under a killing moon was aces.

Anonymous (March 7, 2006)

score is for the echo & the bunnymen song "the killing moon" and the old computer game "under a killing moon". both of those things kick ass.

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