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Released: 2008, Power Play Records
Reviewer: Robert Williams
Khigh from Hollywood, California offer up nine tracks of spacey hard rocking groove metal on this year’s COPYRIGHTED LEFTOVERS album. From as far as I can tell Khigh is the brainchild of a musician simply known as Kris, a one man band of sorts with some contributing musicians brought in to spice things up in the mix. The end result has all of the usual hallmarks of a seasoned band and sounds nothing like most one man projects. Pretty decent production values and stellar performances make this a worthy listen.
The material on COPYRIGHTED LEFTOVERS is pretty diverse, guitar driven but also incorporating electro influences at times. Drummer Winnie Fox delivers a pretty kick ass, in the pocket drive to the tunes. While Kris is no doubt an accomplished guitar player, his good ol’ college try vocal delivery is decent at best; sounding at times like Dave Mustaine karaoke night. Khigh might benefit by bringing in an outside vocalist. The phrasing is all there though, hooky yet creative and to these ears it sounds like Kris may take some influence vocally from the Sunset Strip bands of the eighties which would make since seeing as how Khigh hails from Hollywood.
An engaging listen for certain. Standout tracks being album opener “Inner” the ambient “Inspiration” the space rock of “Free Freed Freedom” and the GnR influenced phrasing on “More” The packaging provided by Power Play Records is minimalist in it’s approach. No lyrics, band photo etc. I would hope for future releases the packaging would match the tremendous effort it must have took to record and produce these nine tracks.
2. Modern Time Religion
3. Supremacy Of Rock
4. Pretty Baby
6. Creed Of Hate
8. Free Freed Freedom
9. Don't Call Me
Kris - Guitar, Vocals
Diego 48 - Bass
Winnie Fox - Drums
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