A Killer's Confession is led by former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis. The album was recorded in Kentucky, and the anticipated debut comes thanks to David Ellefson of Megadeth’s EMP Label Group. For their debut, they enlisted some friend's and exciting guests appearances to add to the intrigue which raises the stakes high for their first offering...
Opening track 'Awakening' is a short and unhinged scene setter for what lies ahead. Stand out track and latest single 'Rebirth' is atmospheric, melodic and consuming with prominent bass and powerful drums.
The first single self-named title track, 'A Killer's Confession' features none other than Brian 'Head' Welch from Korn on guitar. It sounds strange and eerie through the use of electronic sounds and is a must hear. This is one menacing and crushing track which wouldn't sound out of place on an actual Korn album.
The second half of the album treats us to more guest collaborations with 'Sympathy' offering up something completely different to what we have witnessed so far, in this almost balladesque type track with beautiful vocals from Kimberly Freeman of the Goth Rock 'n' Roll act One-Eyed Doll.
Next up we see metallers from Connecticut Dead By Wednesday on 'I Will Define' which gets off to an alarming start, before going on to become one of the most memorable songs with great dynamics, driving riffs and contrasting clean and fierce vocals.
Continuing the theme of guests 'Judas Kiss' features Revillusion which as result is more heavily electronic driven and has stomping catchy melodies throughout and is cleverly constructed with an industrial dance rave vibe.
Closing the album is track thirteen titled 'Purification' featuring HEX. It is ominous and bizarre with sinister hard to understand vocals that sound like its malfunctioning at times, accompanied by a strong industrial metal sound that ties in with the earlier 'Judas Kiss'.
'Unbroken' is a diverse metal album that has something for everyone, from industrial nu-metal vibes to melodic alt rock and mainstream metal and lot's of brilliant guest appearances to make a bigger impact. This is a solid, dark and infectiously catchy offering that is wonderfully executed.
Watch the lyric video for 'A Killer's Confession':