Review – Kings Destroy – And the Rest Will Surely Perish
Rockabilly sludge? Stoner country? Redneck doom?
Any mashup of country and downtempo/ metal works, really– if Waylon Jennings (or Shooter) developed a taste for detunage. Pretty cool, actually. And not what I expected, especially from a band from Brooklyn composed of artists from Killing Time, Man’s Ruin and Upper Cut.
The second track, “Dusty Mummy,” opens with a combination of a laconic sludgy riff with volume swells that sound like whale calls over it. “The Whittler” is a laid back heavy blues, “Planet XXY” evokes the Black Crowes with slack-stringed Gibson SGs, and “Old Yeller” is Ozzy singing with St. Vitus.
Fave tracks: Dusty Mummy, Old Yeller, but And the Rest Will Surely Perish is consistent; if you like one, you’ll like all.
Nothing revolutionary here, but it’s clearly not trying to be. Good traditional doom with a few quirks, worth your time– and a muggy Louisiana Saturday night.
This entry was posted on December 11, 2010 by hhbrady. It was filed under Album Reviews and was tagged with album review, Album Reviews, And the Rest Will Surely Perish, Black Crowes, doom metal, Kings Destroy, sludge, Waylon Jennings.
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