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“Using razor blades for guitar picks and sneering like Freddie Krueger, Boise thrash-metal quintet Karin Comes Killing has appeared with its debut album just in time for Halloween. Any other moment, the premise of a band that has been coerced to spread the message of an ominous female serial killer — or else! — might seem silly, albeit creative. Days before trick-or-treating begins, it just feels fun. You definitely hear these veteran musicians enjoying themselves. Ghosts of their past influences haunt Karin Comes Killing’s blood-soaked trail, whether it’s the Black Sabbath plod of “Better Than Sex,” the manic, pencil-stabbing catharsis of the System of a Down-like “Demania” — or just the old-school sing it/shout it vocals, which stylistically resemble primitive Pantera, Anthrax or M.O.D. instead of modern metal growls. These poor boys — who polish off the disc with an inspired, 6-plus-minute jam exorcism called “The Pact” — are just the messengers, right?”
“Karin Comes Killing, local serial killer inspired metal band, hit the stage. This band is about talent. Dave on vocals, Merlin and Scott on guitar, with Richie on drums. Pushing this out of control metal machine to it's limits is bassist Stymie. A finely tuned machine with great timing and stage presence. They work hard to get all of their ducks lined up so they can take them out in one shot. Kick *ss music. Karin Comes Killing does exactly that Kill! They had the crowd eating out of their hands. Like a wild bear. Moshing, dancing, grooving, what ever fans call it, the floor was packed during their set. Bars were empty and the only thing smoking was the amps when they finished to an ovation. ”