Review: Toys That Kill

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Toys That Kill
“Control the Sun”
(Recess Records)

Not your typical catchy rock band, Toys That Kill skews “Control the Sun” to be “catchy” without being downright annoying. ┬áSolid songs with logically flowing pieces encompass what the band does well and the vocals aren’t those snotty nosed or shrieky ones but instead genuinely toned. ┬áBreaking out of the smooth shell on occasion, such as with “Illegitimate”, TTK also reveals a slightly more aggressive side that still maintains their credibility as not being overly sissy. ┬áSolid and really good record, but don’t expect to mosh to this one.