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King Bastard

January 15th, 2022 · Posted by Skuds in Music · No Comments · Music

They say that you can’t or shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but what about records?

If the front cover has a picture of a skull in a space helmet, a band name of King Bastard above an album name of It came from the void and the back shows a track listing that includes From Hell to Horizon, Black Hole Viscera, Succumb to the Void, Psychosis (In a Vacuum) and Bury the Survivors, then I think you can judge a bit.

You can certainly make some assumptions, like assuming this is not an album of folk tunes, love songs or disco, and that would turn out to be spot on. In fact you could just assume this is going to be doom metal, and that wouldn’t be far from the mark because it is very much in that vein, with a bit of desert rock thrown in, and a bit space rock in places.

Most importantly, it is a good listen. At times it sounds like a heavier version of Hawkwind, crossed with Royal Blood and that is no bad thing. A very enjoyable debut album.

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