Killer Dwarfs

Reunion of Scribes: Live 2001

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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

As with any country, there are certain bands that enjoy success in their homeland, but never truly replicate it elsewhere. Thus is the case with the Killer Dwarfs. Hailing from Toronto, the group built a solid following among Canadian headbangers with its melodic heavy metal sound in the '80s. Despite enjoying a few video spins on heavy metal specialty shows on MTV and radio in the U.S., they never came close to challenging Rush for the cherished title of "Canada's Top Hard Rock Export." Since the early '90s, the group had been put into mothballs, but come 2001, the original Killer Dwarfs lineup, which consisted of (get a load of this) Russell Dwarf, Mike Dwarf, Darrell Dwarf, and Bad Ronbo Dwarf, performed a reunion show in their hometown. A year later, a live recording of the show was issued, Reunion of Scribes: Live 2001 -- their first release since 1992's Method to the Madness. Despite the near decade-long layoff, the group sounds as metallic and goofy as always, as evidenced by such fist-pumping/mullet-swaying anthems as "Dirty Weapons" and "Startin' to Shine."

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