A most enjoyable spectacle of hard rock.,
This review is from: King's X (Audio CD)
King's X hail from US Texas and the deep south who're easily the best rock band to ever arise from the country. They first burst on to the rock scene in the late 1980's with "Out of the silent planet & it's sister album Gretchen goes to Nebraska"; both I might add, very impressive and influential albums. The third album came in the form of "Faith Hope love" which continued the audacity and brought us to 1992 with their fourth self-titled effort:- simply titled - King's X. The album itself is quite rightly regarded as the ultimate solitude of excellently accomplished work, even if it is not quite as good as it's predecessors or indeed it's subsequent follow up album "Ear Candy".
As you would expect with king's X:- there is a wide assortment of heavy rock, softer esque's and ballads. The lead single of the album is "Black Flag" with an addictive riff and chorus; contrasted by the riff of "The world around me, Lost in Germany and the heavy OOH song" The other songs are streamlined King's X apart from the truly amazing masterpiece of "Dream in my life" with a beautifully engaging mid-piece... And so King's X is a mighty album indeed, it's not quite a five star album by their early career standards, but it is a sure overall winner for what's here, and what's here is definitely good. Recommended!