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Amazing quality huge rock music NOT to be missed, re-released,
This review is from: Original Album Series (Audio CD)
This seems to be released at the same time as a number of similar rock music package re-release sets, but while you may have heard of most of the others bands, or might eventually with this band you really should not take the risk of missing out at all.
Their commerical peak was probably the early 90's, almost breaking huge globally and touring with AC/DC, Pearl Jam and others. In recent years they have made a kind of triumphant return, their last studio album being a really well crafted top notch heavy rock modern classic.
This set holds their first essential, usually most highly respected studio albums and there are many really outstanding and truly stunning moments across them.
They may have initially been percieved as a kind of 'Christian' band, and there is religious/spiritual symbolism and a few references in songs, but that really should not at all stop you from enjoying these absolutely fantastic huge rock tunes. At a time when big hair Glam Metal was ending and Grunge was trundling in, this band avoided the first and influenced the next. Many bands, including Pearl Jam, Extreme and others have mentioned and given credit to this amazing strong band over the years.
Many say the best KING'S X album might be 'Gretchen goes to Nebraska'- with strong Beatles influences, it is at times, heavy, funky, groove-filled, psychedelic, catchy as anything.
The next two album are similar in sound, complex-almost progressive rock in many parts, but there is always a strong mix of classic funk rock, rock n' roll, 70's rock all together.
Their guitar player Ty Tabor is also one of the most very underrated in rock music-his guitar solos are some of the most stunning you are likely to ever hear, I garuantee.
The last album in this set-Dogman- was when things were changing for the band, and they loosened up, lyrics much more deep, personal and the album is a very 'Grunge' 90's sound. Very cool for fans of Soundgarden, Pearl Jam etc.
So really get this collection, as no rock-even no music fan- will at all be disapointed on hearing any tune from this massively influential great living legend rock band.
For fans of: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Metallica, Black Stone Cherry, Aerosmith, Soundgarden, ALice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Green Day, The Who, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, and any modern/classic rock music.