Reluctant Hero

Killer Be Killed - Reluctant Hero
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
Liked by 2 people
November 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nuclear Blast / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Metal Hammer
Once again, the main strength of Killer Be Killed is the equal opportunity policy of letting each of the frontmen impress their own strength and personality on every song.
80
Exclaim!

Though it's not pushing boundaries, Reluctant Hero proves metal can be catchy without being stupid. If melodic groove metal needs a hero in 2020, it's Killer Be Killed.

80
Kerrang!
Every note and drumbeat speaks of friends enjoying the freedom to do whatever they damn well want, in the company of musicians and composers whose talents bring out the best in each other. Even amongst such impressive back catalogues, Killer Be Killed have crafted a record which absolutely destroys in its own right.
slickleg
98
HOLY SHITRBHEHDGWGWG

YES THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE SIX YEAR WAIT

I just... oh man. I’ll write a proper review soon, I need to hear this some more..

Edit: okay. I think they’ve solidified themselves as strong and very much useful band in the groove, alt, thrash, and just metal in general, world. A really tight four piece, each member brings something fresh to the table, whether the thunderous vocals from Gone Is Gone, and Mastodon’s very own Troy Sanders, the harsh, ... read more
jragrazal
85
I was waiting for this record to drop and waiting to finally hear it. Now that I did, oh man... It's one of the best Metal albums of this year no doubt

Killer Be Killed is one of the many supergroups that are known in the Metal genre. Sadly, most of them are all hype and just a few deliver the musical proposals that we as fans might expect, but I looked at Killer Be Killed and their all-star line-up and I said to myself: "This guys can't go wrong". And they didn't go wrong at all. ... read more
YeezyWazGud
69
sounds like bro metal
laz456
45
I get that where you draw the line is subjective with this brand of metal but this to me is more corny than cool.
NTTR
61
Killer be Killed - Reluctant Hero

Genre: Groove Metal
Country: US

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 422th / 1054

Highlight: Left of Center

Made me think of:
Killswitch Engage
Lamb of God
Machinehead
Prong
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Track List

  1. Deconstructing Self-Destruction
  2. Dream Gone Bad
  3. Left of Center
  4. Inner Calm from Outer Storms
  5. Filthy Vagabond
  6. From a Crowded Wound
  7. The Great Purge
  8. Comfort from Nothing
  9. Animus
  10. Dead Limbs
  11. Reluctant Hero
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Added on: September 8, 2020