Review: Toys That Kill

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.  Solid 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.  Breaking 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.  Solid and really good record, but don’t expect to mosh to this one.