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King's X


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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars KING'S X started their careers with 3 amazing albums, but a lot of fans were disappointed with their self titled fourth record. "Dogman" is their fifth, and they come out swinging on this one. This is perhaps their heaviest album ever, and by far the heaviest one up to this point.

"Dogman" has an intro similar to getting punched in the face when you didn't even know you were in a fight. A ton of bottom end as Doug sings with passion. This is a grungy headbanger. "Shoes" has some harmonies that come and go in contrast to the heavy sections. "Pretend" has this powerful undercurrent throughout. I like this one a lot. Chunky bass before 2 1/2 minutes as Ty starts to solo on his guitar. "Flies And Blue Skies" is fairly slow paced with some beautiful bluesy guitar that comes and goes. "Black The Sky" is a powerful and heavy tune. The guitar 2 1/2 minutes in is fantastic. This is the heaviest yet. "Fool You" builds to a climax then starts over again.

"Don't Care" has this heavy duty intro and the heaviness comes and goes throughtout. Nice drum work late on this one. "Sunshine Rain" is a catchy song,nice guitar before 3 minutes. "Complain" is a favourite of mine. It hits the ground running. Ty lights it up before 2 minutes. "Human Behaviour" sounds amazing. Huge bottom end in this one. "Cigarettes" is 3 incredible tracks in a row. Love Doug's pleading vocals and Ty's emotional playing. "Go To Hell" is less then a minute of chaos. An all out assault. Killer tune. "Pillow" has the most powerful intro yet ! This is ground-shaking. "Manic Depression" is a cover of a Hendrix tune. They nail it.

A must for fans of heavy, melodic Rock. Great pictures of the band in the liner notes as well.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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