Cloudkicker Will Kick The Crap Out Of You With Tasty, Calming Metal


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If you like any of the following bands, you will probably like Cloudkicker.

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What About Him?

Cloudkicker is an unsigned one-man band, but you would never know by listening to his albums.

Once you get past the first track on his album 'Beacons', it's a non-stop ride of tasteful forward-motion nova's, and hardcore instrumental metal.

That album (my fav) is all about the data recovered from a crashed airliner. Each song is titled after a quote from the black box. It's an awesome concept, and highly original in my opinion. You can't wait to listen to "Here, wait a minute! Damn it!", it's a fantastic song!

Most of the instruments are standard metal ones, guitar, bass, drums, no vocals, the standard metal instrumental! But what he does with it is simply…


I would listen to Cloudkicker if you are in the mood for something to force you to move forward.

It has a semi-serious tone to it, so I wouldn't listen to it if you are in the mood for something to make you jittery and rainbow-happy, but more if you wanted to go for a run or pump some iron; it would definitely get your heart pumping.

Anyone should be able to appreciate him. Even guys that like lame 'metal' bands like Atreyu.

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