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on 24 November 2014
Following in the path laid by nu metal pioneers Slipknot and Korn, Memoirs of a Murderer is a polished, perfectly written album, with addictive choruses and powerful verses, but it would be neglectful to simply call it 'another good album'. From its pre-album releases it was clear King 810 would be a force to be reckoned with, and as the lyrics of their lives show, they have more than tested that mettle, making this not just a concept album based on far-off experiences they know nothing of, but instead a gritty and tangible work, in every way perfect. There is anger here, of an intensity rarely so convincingly demonstrated by sound alone, and sadness, for a world that cannot help but destroy itself, and these are aptly written into acoustic ballads such as 'Devil Don't Cry' and 'State Of Nature' and hateful anthems such as 'War Outside' and 'Killem All', plus one of the most thought-provoking tracks I've ever witnessed, 'Write About Us'. In all, it is a complex and devoted album, written so immersively and intelligently that the horrors spoken therein cannot help but be felt as if the listener has, indeed, been a part of that life.
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on 21 August 2014
This is an excellent album, original, deep and some great songwriting. There is definitely a slipknot influence and the slows songs complement the heavy songs although the couple of spoken songs go on a bit too long.
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on 16 October 2014
What to say, well this band just cant be explained. If you like heavy then you will love this. It is such a good morning album to get fired up on the drive to work. I really dislike the few "spoken word" tracks on the album but they are forgivable for the rest of the album is just brutal
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on 28 September 2014
This is a beautiful album, aching with melancholy pain and poetry. Reminiscent at times of Tom Waites and Patti Smith. Shocking in it's explicit violence and longing for Redemption. A heartbreaker.
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on 15 May 2015
Good album. Interesting production. So while there are some derivative bits it has a new feel. The topics are dark but presented well and paint a picture of youth trapped in a culture. Does it glorify that culture well that depends on your view. If you take it like a painting of the way it is you can argue it just reflects the environment it came from. If you just take the attitude then yes it’s a problem.

I had no idea what this would be like when I got it. It was an eye opener to a culture I am nowhere near.

It is good. As an aside the band are OK live but the songs and brooding came over better on the album.
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on 31 May 2016
King 810 were such a breath of fresh air when I first found them and they haven't stopped in creating incredible music. This album is a deep, semi disturbing, and scarring set of memoirs in song form about the groups experiences growing up in Flint, Michigan. Learn about the history of Flint in your own time and this album takes on a whole new level of intensity.
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on 14 November 2014
Amazing. Most innovative, original metal album I've heard in years. Full of powerful lyrics and killer guitar riffs. David Gunn's voice has to be one of the sexiest it has been my pleasure to listen to and combined with his edgy breathing it hits like a hammer. Listened to it non-stop since I bought it. Love it. Hope they hurry with the second album.
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on 10 August 2016
If it wasn't for the blatant use of the whole gang gimmick used to market King 810, this would be a ***** review. The songs are strong both musically and lyrically, and Dave Gunn sings every word like he means it. This is a really heavy album, with some really standout tracks. It's worth a listen.
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on 2 February 2017
It's the most dark, brutal and psychotic peace of amazing art I've ever heard in a long time it's nu metal with a few elements of death metal if you a fan of slipknot korn coal chamber you'll love this but be warned it's not for the weak minded just sit back and emmerse yourself in the story.
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on 10 January 2015
An amazing album very heavy in places, there's no place like Flint according to these guys well that's Flint in America, perhaps there's a band that sing about the same type of thing from Flint near Elsemere Port?
Seriously this is a great album of 2014
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