Killer Be Killed release their acclaimed second album, Reluctant Hero, today (November 20) via Nuclear Blast, and have shared an animated video for the fourth single from the album, From A Crowded Wound.
With their self-titled 2014 debut album, Killer Be Killed – featuring the combined talents of Max Cavalera, former The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and Converge drummer Ben Koller – proved themselves to be that rarest of entities: a supergroup worthy of the name. A bold step up, Reluctant Hero, meanwhile, laughs in the face of Difficult Second Album Syndrome. Ben Koller calls the quartet’s new single, “ the creeping punisher on this record, a lumbering steamroller laying a trail of sleek acid slime from beginning to end."
Reviewing Reluctant Hero, Metal Hammer’s Stephen Hill describes From A Crowded Wound as “the album’s highlight” and “centrepiece”.
“It starts with a riff so heavy and oppressive that it’ll make you feel like you’re pushing a boulder up a mountain,” Hill writes. “It’s then carried along by a seething yet restrained Puciato until both Sanders and Cavalera join forces and trade vocal lines in an astonishingly crushing mid-section, before the song simmers to a close. It’s an astonishing moment.”
Killer Be Killed discuss how the songwriting for Reluctant Hero came together in a new video posted on their label’s YouTube channel.