Band : Kinlin
CD : End of Dissent

Ok , one of the first things I do when a new CD gets thrown on my desk for review is read the sleeve . I like to see what a band has to say for themselves about who they are and what influences made an impact on their music. So when you throw out names like Pantera , Dream Theater and Alice in Chains it sets the bar very high .

  Kinlin is a band based out of Fort Lauderdale and the new album is End of Dissent .  This is the bands sophomore release and it’s obvious from the very first track that this is not your run of the mill second effort .

   The over all sound of the album is heavy but the nice blend of melody and quality song structure make it appealing to a wide audience . One of the things that you will notice right away is the Alice in Chains influence when it comes to the harmonies and vocal lines . DeWayne Hart handles the main vocal duties with power and control . I was also impressed with DeWaynes’s wide vocal range . This guy can actually sing .

  Tom Lynch is a guitarist that has the chops . Heavy rhythms drive this album with structure and feel many bands lack .The only down side I could find in his playing is that sometimes he gets to technical . At least 1 of the songs (Track 6) starts to sound a little too much like an Yngwie or Petrucci exercise . I have found this a lot with the more talented guitarist , they have a tendency to use their ability as a go to crutch . Tom’s overall performance on End of Dissent is outstanding .

  Dave Thomas and Ali Nassar fill out the rest of the band . Ali on drums delivers spot on timing without cluttering up the songs with needless fills . Dave’s base lines provide great bottom end to each song . Very reminiscent of early Steve Harris from Iron Maiden .

    End of Dissent is a very well put together CD and is solid from front to back.

Review By :

Bryan Burch


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