"From the very beginning, I always had a vision of what I wanted," says Kill Hannah singer/lyricist Mat Devine. "Super-slick, polished, pretentious, arty -- I wanted to be like the cool band with people who had some fashion sense and who liked sexy music." Consider it done. On their new CD, For Never and Ever, Kill Hannah teamed up with former Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson producer Sean Beavan, and the result is a strong album full of catchy loops and powerful guitar chords. The real highlight is Devine's youthful voice; seductive and sardonic, it strives for the place in rock music Shirley Manson's (Garbage) once occupied. "Race the Dream" and "Unwanted" provide ample doses of turbulent riffs and cutting lyrics born of pure postadolescent angst. As the tales of desire and despair unfold, it becomes clear that Kill Hannah's objective goes beyond the scope of merely producing good music.