According to their bio, Kill Wealthy Dowager distilled a sound of their own from the catchy guitar trickery of Minus the Bear, the densely layered vocal harmonies of Queen, the head-nodding post hardcore of Quicksand and or the blazing guitar solos of Megadeth. Kinda hard to pin a label on them, right?
This band around former Thursday guitarist Bill Henderson may have a lot of things going on in one song, but never miss the chance to rock out in a great way and not lose themselves in endless noodling. Call it progressive indie rock if you will. Better yet, listen to songs like opener “If You Want To Know”, the rowdy “Cooler Friends Than Us” and the kickass “The World Has Moved On” and make up your own mind.
At just over 30 minutes “That’s Bad Ass!” doesn’t overstay its welcome and succeed in pulling of an album that lingers between experimental post-hardcore and rocking out with their cocks out.