Starkill – Virus Of The Mind Review

Press_Cover_02When a band has a lot of passion, it really shines through when listening to their music, and you can instantly tell that Starkill is one such band with their latest album Virus Of The Mind because it’s clear they’ve put their all into it.

A gripping introduction always helps to make a good first impression and opener Be Dead Of Die starts off rather well with a (possibly synthesised) violin riff that repeats over and over, building the mood up and up until the main body of the song gets going and suddenly things get a whole lot more epic as the full band joins in. There’s so much energy that it’s practically oozing out of the track – so you can’t deny that Starkill certainly knows how to make an entry!

Things progress well from there and the album is packed full of fantastic tracks, from the fast-paced Breaking The Madness, which is surely going to be a force to be reckoned with when performed live, and slow-burner Before Hope Fades which shows a softer side to Starkill’s sound, especially the clean vocal line featuring in it.

Virus Of The Mind is a new high for Starkill and if there’s any justice, this will be the album that makes them massive.

8/10

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Soundscape’s editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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