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Kill Holiday

"Monitor Dependency" CD (New Age)

Holy Jesus! So far through making this issue, I've been relatively jaded. I've heard some good stuff, but comparatively little that blew my mind, that rocked my fucking proverbial socks right into the washing machine, but this changed all that. It's amazing how something as simple as four songs can restore someone's faith in rock. I had never heard Kill Holiday when I wandered into the record store and saw this EP, but I bought it on a lark and I am everything but disappointed. Ecstatic, overjoyed, bouncing around my room with my stereo turned up so loud the walls and windows are shaking like a magnitude 5.6 earthquake just hit, all of those and more. What a way to wind up 1995, listening to one of the best records I've heard this year. It's emotional, cathartic, powerful and was just what I needed to pull myself out of a serious case of the blues. This demonstrates music's true power - the ability to kick your ass out of a rut and get you excited about life again. Absolutely essential. [Note: Kill Holiday released a full-length that sounded like the Smiths, not like this version of emo hardcore. The full-length is not my cup of tea. Don't say I didn't warn you.]

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