Katrin the Thrill is an act that is hard to categorize. The eclecticism of Evil Eye Charm is such that listeners will continue to find more to appreciate with each subsequent listen. The initial track on Evil Eye Charm is Losing, and it blends hints of “Creep”-era Radiohead with Sisters of Mercy. Perhaps most brilliant on this track would have to be the guitars that soar above the rest of the arrangement.
With a high amount of energy, Katrin the Thrill moves onto Leave Without Me. The slower start of this track immediately provides listeners with a different side to the artist; the instrument-heavy introduction is reminiscent of Death Cab for Cutie and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The vitality and vigor that Katrin the Thrill instill into each track ensures that listeners will stick around much longer than they would for singles-oriented acts. Hello continues this varied approach with a set of vocals that build off of the work of Alanis Morrisette and guitars that match well this narrative. If You Believe In Dreams is a late-album track that looks to shatter the conception that bands will begin to spin down at about the half-way mark.
Evil Eye Charm is an album that continues to rock from beginning to end. While a great many of these tracks could easily make it onto rock radio rotation, I feel that hearing Katrin the Thrill live would make for a life-changing experience. With nary a weakness to be found on this disc, I would have to say that this is one of the best albums that we have had the chance to review in the first half of 2012. Buy a copy today from the link above.
Top Tracks: Leave Without Me, If You Believe In Dreams
Katrin the Thrill — Evil Eye Charm (CD) / 2012 Self / 12 Tracks / http://www.katrinthethrill.com/