Kamikaze Test Pilots

Kamikaze Test Pilots

If you crave something different and unique, music that goes to the outer limits yet […]
By David "Capt. Fury" Garlow
January 10, 2014
Kamikaze Test Pilots - Kamikaze Test Pilots album cover

If you crave something different and unique, music that goes to the outer limits yet still retains some sonic quality then KAMIKAZE TEST PILOTS may be just what you need to quench that thirst.

These guys can go from the weird to funk to something that reminds me of PRIMUS to flat out rock in the blink of an eye. "Fairy Tales" is a song that captures the bands quirky timings, raw energy, and contains some nice lead guitar work along with vocalist Ryan Niemandt's unique style.

There is more to the band than that though; "Dinosaur" has elements that brought to mind SYSTEM OF A DOWN immediately with the sudden stop & go sections and overall style to the song. The music changes direction and brings to mind bands such as RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS on "Chikken" although the lyrics themselves are more comical than serious as can be the case in a lot of this album. That's not bad with these guys though as it fits once you become accustomed to what you are listening to.

Overall, this is a top-notch production of a band that sounds like they have the talents to accomplish whatever they secede to come up with musically. It is definitely not mainstream radio stuff at all, but that is what makes it that much better.

8 / 10


"Kamikaze Test Pilots" Track-listing:

1. Dinosaur
2. Patrick
3. Happyslapper
4. Fairy Tales
5. Chikken
6. Kumusha
7. Perseverance
8. Shoeshine
9. Betterway
10. Turnpike
11. Basop

Kamikaze Test Pilots Lineup:

Mike Pearce - Guitar
Simon Bucket - Bass
Wes Niemandt - Drums
Ryan Niemandt - Vocals, Guitar

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