Things get started with the anthemic Kings of Demolition which recalls the best of Skid Row of old. They have been playing this one live for a little while now and it has been going down a storm. The simple and heavy riff drives the song and lyrics that talk of rebellion and retribution are stiring if a little cliché. The song features a trademark big chorus with plenty of backing vocals and lines you can easily sing. Up next is the furious Let's Go, which for me is the best song of the bunch. It is a short, punchy track that never lets up throughout it's duration. Again, the guitar riffs are simple but both Sabo and Scotti Hill here demonstrate that things do not have to be complicated or fancy to be good - in fact quite the oppostite. Another great chorus gets the blood pumping and there is a fast yet melodic guitar solo which is just the icing on the cake of a great track. This is Killing Me gives you a mid-EP break from all the furious rocking with an acoustic-driven ballad that is straight out of the 1980s. Solinger really shines here and shows great range - he can be heartfelt as well as a ball of fury. Another really strong song that would have filled arenas years ago. Get Up follows and, if there is a weak song on the EP, then this is it. However, it is still an enjoyable tune with another simple riff and a fist-pumping chorus complete with gang vocals. Things are rounded up with Stitches. This is another 1980s-style glam anthem with pounding drums and angsty lyrics. It really rocks and ensures that the EP ends in style and whets our appetites for the other two EPs in the trilogy yet to come. Overall, this release is a triumph and will hopefully really put Skid Row back on the map.
The EP was released on 27th May 2013 via UDR GmbH. Below is the band's promotional lyric video for Kings of Demolition.