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the philosopher
4 stars In For The Kill is an essential piece in the early metal history.

Budgie is a somehow forgotten metal legend. It can be compared with Black Sabbath and Led Zepplin with it's bluesrock sound and metal riffs. The vocals of Burke Shelly are effective for both the metal riffs as the rock ballads. The guitars don't sound raw like the later-on metal bands. What I like about budgie is the good feeling of the rhythms; sometimes it almost swings! Is it progressive music? No, it's is not, but they show lots of progression within the development of the bluesrock and hardrock combination like black sabbath and led zepplin, which are also added on progarchives. Budgie uses lots of rhythm changes and are (in my opinion) much more creative than other early metal bands.

In for the kill starts off with two comparable songs; In for the Kill and crash course for brain surgery. They have a good rhytms and are a nice beginning of this record. Crash course for brain surgery is later covered by Metallica, but I hardly recommend the Budgie version of it, because of the cleaner sound recording.

Wondering what everyone knows is the third track and the first rock ballad; very good for the variatian. Zoom club is a long track and shows all of the good aspects of the band; nice riffs and rhythm changes and a good building up. After this song come two bluesrock songs which are the only negative point in this record. They sound good, but seem to me as a lack of in inspiration, because of the use of just the blues scheme. The endtrack however is good as the first half of this record.

In For The Kill is worth four stars as a good Budgie record. If this is your first meating with budgie, I recommend the record Bandoliers, which is even better!

the philosopher | 4/5 |


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