Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Kings Destroy - Kings Destroy (CD Review)
07.Time For War
Carl Porcaro (Guitar)
Chris Skowronski (Guitar)
Steve Murphy (Vocals)
Rob Sefcik (Drums)
Aaron Bumpus (Bass)
Formed in 2010, they take their name from an infamous graffiti gang from the Bronx circa late ‘70s/early ‘80s. The band members met in this vicinity and were heavily involved in the New York Hardcore scene of the late ‘80s that merged hardcore music, metal, graffiti and hip hop...all distinct forms united in the underground. The band unites musicians from many of the genres’ most prolific bands.
Hailing from the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, the band features guitarists Carl Porcaro and Chris Skowronski from the legendary "Killing Time", vocalist Steve Murphy from "Uppercut", drummer Rob Sefcik formerly of "The Begotten, Uppercut, Fur and Electric Frankenstein" and bassist Aaron Bumpus.
The brilliantly named 'Smokey Robinson' starts with a classic 70's sounding stop/start drum and guitar beat, very laid back until the tempo increases which moves into classic stoner rock territory, a great opener.
A much more raw sound for 'Mr.O', this one harkens back to the glory days of second generation american stoner rock, full of swagger and attitude and right towards the end throws in a touch of doom and a great little guitar solo.The song flows straight into 'W2' keeping that doom laden chord structure and some higher pitched vocals.
'Mythomania' could be straight out of 1969, this is slow, bluesy, epic and psychedelic, but really nails the stoner rock sound with some stunning guitar work.
Next 2 songs are just a pure joy to listen too, perfectly executed in every way, then we come to 'Time For War' this one has a strange sound lurking in the background almost like a synth, the song builds layer upon a layer of sound, getting louder and werider almost like a heavy Hawkwind song from late 70's or something that Monster Magnet might do, great shouting backing vocals and plenty of distortion, just a shame this one was longer, could listen to this all day!
For Fans Of: Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Masters Of Reality, Monster Magnet