Thursday, 3 April 2014

King Dead - S/T

Recorded live in their practice/performance space, The Living Room, 
in Stroudsburg by Dave Reiser of Rock Hard Studios, the self-titled 
offering features five organic movements of ethereal, desert-styled 
Spaghetti Western psychedelia that seethe under the bulk of their 
own swirling, glassy-eyed heaviness.

They definitely have their own sound. Call it sludge, doom, or 
what they like to say is spaghetti western doom sludge, it sure 
doesn’t sound like yer typical heavy 3 piece band these days. With 
virtually no vocals, aside from one song(not on the record) and a 
whistle solo in another, its all about dynamics and the building tempos. 
Creepy, dreary, sleepy and melodic riffs layered over deep bottom and 
pounding drums. A good soundtrack for any lethal injection event. 

With slow paced, heavy riffing and Morricone type thematic solos, 
the tracks sounded less at home in some desert western town but 
instead are transported to a southern swamp full of squalor, in-breeding, 
moonshine, shotguns, run-down shacks full of idiot children and brute ignorance.

This is atmospheric stuff - ranging fromt he sonic templates of Pelican 
to Neurosis - this is no cut’n’paste affair, there is a freshness and a feeling of
 true epic heaviness that just oozes with class and the grave.

Highly recommended.

Buy from Bandcamp


Thanks to Liz at Earsplit for sending this to me.

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