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Posted on December 3, 2009

Coming attcha next week is the tradional Roadrunner UK Staff Top 10! Oh yeah! That time again! It’s come around so soon!! But before we tell you what WE have been diggin’ (both RR and none RR), we thought we would have a look at what YOU have been liking this year, and so here we have one of the winning entries from our ‘Fiftenn Minutes of Fame’ competition.

Roadrunner UK website reader Steven Wilson (no, not that Steven Wilson) has nominated Killswitch Engage’s 2009 self titled effort as his fave Roadrunner release of the year. This is what he had to say about it:

Best album release of 2009 has to be Killswitch Engage- Killswitch Engage. I have listened to a large number of albums over the years to try and quench my thirst for great music but none have appealed to me more than Killswitch Engage’s new album.

I was astounded when I listened to the album for the first time. It really did have everything I look for in a music album- a total screamer of a first song followed by some of the best songs ever recorded in my opinion. It was a real pleasure to listen to- especially the guitars. The riffs used were out of his world brilliant! Howard Jones, Adam Dutkiewicz, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D’Antonio and Justin Foley are really amazing artists- they all have amazing skills and talent.

My favourite riffs have to be from the verse for “Starting Over“. After listening to it, it was stuck in my head for the rest of the week- it got to the point when I just had to pick up my guitar, learn it and playing it over and over again, never getting tired of hearing it and I am still the same! Howard’s vocals were also on fire. They’re just so appealing to the ear- such a beautiful and strong voice. In all the combo of the drums, guitars, bass and vocals equal one of the most powerful and amazing sounds to date without a doubt. So let us all hope this album will never be “The Forgotten”!

Thanks to Steven for sending in his review. Look out for an email requesting your choice of 2 CD’s coming at you very soon! Watch this space for more reader reviews coming soon…

Pick up Killswitch Engage ‘Killswitch Engage’ online HERE.


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