Tuesday, January 17, 2017

VOID KING - There Is Nothing review

VOID KING - There Is Nothing

Off The Record

Well if you are anticipating the newest CORROSION OF CONFORMITY release here it is, although it's not really COC but it might as well be. Then again you could call up Phil Anselmo to tell him someone new is stealing his or one of his friend's act again. What we have here is the debut full length by VOID KING a four piece sludge rock act out of Indianapolis, Indiana. In a nutshell this sounds like Danzig fronting a NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) sludge band.

Personally I've never been a fan of the whole Southern Sludge meets Grunge/Alt-metal stuff. In the past I'd slag this off as hipsters in farmer's market bought straw farmer hats who replaced their poseur PEARL JAM t-shirts with one's by (Choose One: CROWBAR, DOWN or COC). I'd also add a lot of "fuck you's, you suck's and you blow's" to it. But I've gotten open minded lately. I'm still not a huge fan but I can give credit where it's due.

This eight song release is mimicry at it's finest. The band's high volume riff heavy attack coupled with singer Jason Kindred's hefty Danzig/Eddie Vedder style vocals makes this appealing to fans of the whole mainstream metal scene, which includes Southern Sludge acts playing stadiums/fests. I'm surprised the douche-bags at Metal Injection haven't gone apeshit over this. Maybe they're waiting for it to be re-released on a "proper more well known record label".

Rating: 4/5




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