The Kick - Metal Heart Album Review
Track Listing
01 - Game
02 - Freak
03 - Dancer
04 - Let It Be
05 - My Darkest Hour
06 - Voices
07 - Flashing Like Scissors
08 - White Light
09 - Black Wings
10 - This Town
11 - Answers
12 - The Hours

Having been preceded by 3 singles, "Dancer", "My Darkest Hour", and "Freak", there was a lot of hype surrounding the debut album of Swedish artist The Kick, by all that had heard even one of the tracks. With all 3 of the tracks being of the highest quality and all due to be featured on the Kicks debut album, "Metal Heart", it could easily end up that they were the only tracks worth listening too on the album, and the remaining tracks were just fillers. However luckily that was far from being the case.

Nearly every track featured on "Metal Heart" is of the same top quality as the 3 singles. The songs are so catchy that it only takes a couple of listens until your singing along to nearly every track, word for word. A range of genre influences help each track sound unique however close enough to still be obvious it’s the same artist. But containing elements of such highly successful bands as Nine Inch Nails, IAMX and Skinny Puppy, combined with enough original style to not just be called a copy cat band. The Kick are quickly serving themselves up a recipe for success and will be interesting to see what the future holds for them.

The similarities to Nine Inch Nails however do not end there. Like NIN, The Kick is all down to the brilliance and top quality music skill off one man, David Sundqvist. For one man to completely create any album practically on his own is hard work. But for it to pay off and actually be a worth while release is even more so. Nine Inch Nails started off in a similar way. A couple of singles to gain a small following, then a debut album to start of making them huge. Let’s only hope the same happens for The Kick
Posted on 31 May 2010 by Jason
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