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    Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:10:04

    KXM "KXM" Album Review — 4 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    The tricky thing with projects similar to KXM is often the instrumental chops and virtuosity overshadow the songwriting. However, the most magical thing about the union of King's X frontman Dug Pinnick, Dokken shred god George Lynch, and Korn basher Ray Luzier is the songs on KXM. It's a divine matrimony of impressive fret fireworks from the guitar-slinger, rock solid grooves from Luzier, and Pinnick's haunting, harmonious vocals and bass. Those elements converge into a transfixing body of work that's as tightly composed as it is artfully architected. You can hear it loud and clear on the first single "Rescue Me", which highlights these three superpowers equally. The eye of the storm itself formulates on the latter half of the record on the likes of "Do It Now" and "Human Friction". Overall, this should be satisfying for the music scholars/sticklers and rockers alike—a rare accomplishment in the genre.

    Rick Florino
    04.01.14


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