If you like your hard rock to be direct and frill free then KXM is a band that you definitely need in your life. This thrilling and vibrant power trio is made up of the hugely talented dUg Pinnick of King’s X, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken and Ray Luzier of Korn and they gel perfectly for this huge slab of heavy rock.
Formed in 2013, this is their third album release which sees Circle Of Dolls building on the great work they have already produced and there is no hint of ego here, just the intention to have a great time and to produce some damn fine Rock ‘n’ Roll. The band name is derived from their other projects being K from Korn, the X rather obviously from King’s X and M from Lynch Mob and, for sure, there are elements of those bands here but this is greater than the sum of the part as they come across as something of a more modern and much heavier Rolling Stones. Pinnick provides downright dirty vocals and his bass work is both thunderous and portentous when combined with the prodigious stick work from Ray Luzier. We all know how vital George Lynch is to any project he is involved with and his guitar work on this album is sumptuous, thrilling and totally suffused with raw emotion. This is rock with attitude produced by three top rate musicians but they have infused the music with the energy of a teenage garage band and the song writing of the veterans that they are.
There are many sub genres within the rock sphere and KXM have produced a work of true genius that could almost be the template for hard rock and it will also appeal to any true music fan, a simply first class delight waiting to be discovered.