Kill Van Kull
Kill Van Kull – Edge of Sunrise
President & CEO
Rick Cabrera (Vocals), Billy Cardinale (Bass), Vincent Raschella (Drums & Percussion), Alex Mahoney (Saxophones & Rhythm Guitar), and Al Anzalone (Lead Guitar) a New York band
The album, Edge of Sunrise, is truthfully a masterpiece. Billy and the boys bring their best efforts to this album and it shows; it is a class act. It’s unusual to hear a band that can jump from being Motley Crue to Steve Vai and then to Stevie Ray Vaughn. This band should not be playing clubs; they should be on a major tour and a major label. It is time. The album should be on every fucking record shelf in the country – why aren’t they being promoted properly?
I found them on Myspace and thought, “Wow – a Myspace band that are actually really talented!” What brings out the talent is more than just their hard New York ways because they also show a sensitive side with the instrumentals. It’s like their bluesy instruments are connected to their bodies. The thing is, it’s not their age that is holding them back, it’s whoever is handling their career. To me, every track on the album was mixed and engineered to perfection. This is one band that should not be overlooked and should absolutely be picked up. Any labels, pr’s, managers - anybody in the industry that read this review - you should ask this band for a press pack. They are a wonderful combination. They know their craft. Not in it for the game or money, but to share their wailing, soulful sound with the world.
The cd is worth spending the 19.99 for. This is the album you have sex to, the pickup album for the man wanting the girl of his dreams. The three instrumentals really got to me: ‘Edge of Sunrise’, ‘The Bottom’ and ‘Hell from Above’. It’s amazing to see a hard rock band turn on their sensitivity like you have done, and adding it to the album just makes it classier. I would recommend checking them out live. They are worth the ticket and show. So from my point of view, I give this a 10+.
PS. Billy, email me or I’ll kick your fucking ass! The cd rocks! I was totally impressed. And if nobody signs you, I know a firm that would manage you. Keep up the good work, and I cannot wait to see what you do next. I love the whole album. Let us know when you are coming south, boys, we’ll be there.
*Photos courtosy of Kill Van Kull's myspace page