During his break from Quiet Riot in 2004, Kevin DuBrow remained busy, as he toured alongside such metal titans as Steven Adler and Jani Lane as part of the Bad Boys of Metal Tour, and also issued his first ever solo release, In for the Kill. An entirely 'all covers' affair (which along with unplugged albums, has become the industry standard for veteran rock acts), DuBrow tackles songs from groups that shaped Quiet Riot's style early on. While you're obviously not going to be expecting a vocal tour de force on par with Ronnie James Dio or Geoff Tate here, DuBrow certainly sounds like he's having a good time letting his hair down and revisiting some favorites from his record collection. Included are spirited versions of Deep Purple's "Speed King," Queen's "Modern Times Rock N' Roll," and T. Rex's "20th Century Boy." Surprisingly, with an album title like In for the Kill, you'd expect a cover of the renowned (to metalheads, at least) Budgie tune of the same name -- but it's nowhere to be found. And for all the wisenheimers out there -- no, there's not a single Slade cover.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato