Kamilla CD Release Album Review

Local Review

By Sarah Byrne – 2003

Kamilla, one of Grand Rapids’s most quickly rising stars, has finally released their long-awaited CD. The popular metal band has been building a name for itself locally and beyond, and this latest effort will no doubt prove to be an invaluable addition to their already extensive list of feats. The five Grand Rapids natives have a strong and purely recognizable  sound; faraway screams overlap melodious vocals the way waves from a troubled sea wash over a steadily changing beach. Their music is heavy, but not the overwhelming clashing that we associate with the metal genre. It’s heavy in an emotional way; if it were a color, it would be gray. You can check it out for yourself at their CD Release party at the Intersection on Jan. 2. For free tickets and information go to Kamillamusic.com.

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2003 found Kamilla gearing up to record their first album. Recorded at the now retired Station C Studios with Al McAvoy, Kamilla’s self titled “red” album would take just over a year to complete. The band spent weekends away from the studio further building their live show by opening for countless national acts, including playing for over 10,000 people at 2003’s 101.7 FM FOX Fest. Kamilla was pleasantly surprised to see a Kamilla T-shirt on the cover of the November 2003 issue of Kerrang! Magazine.