Saturday 30 November 2013

Storm King - Everything That's Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed - Review

Everything That's Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed cover art

Storm King are a Progressive Death & Thrashtastic Doom- core band from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The members are:

Scott Massie - Vocals
Andy Kichi - Lead & Rythm Guitars
Adam Weston - Rythm & Lead Guitars, Vocals
Mark Bogacki - Bass, Backing Vocals
Tom D'Andrea - Drums

Storm King are a strange beast indeed. Parts Thrash, Death, Doom, Hardcore and elements of Sludge metal combining for a blast of heavy as fuck riffs. Their new album - Everything That's Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed - could make you loving this band from the start or hating them with a passion as their sound goes into so many different directions it's easy to lose track of it all.

Well for me - I think the album is a fucking awesome ride from start to finish. First track - Bad Love Clusterfuck - is an almost 3 minute hardcore-doom-thrash moshpit anthem in the making. Fast and furious from the word go. It perfectly embraces that manic energy of this great band. Though there is a lot more to the bands sound which I will discuss later. But this song perfectly captures the insane frenzied riffs that await you for much of the album.

Scott's vocals are sung at a 100mph which is almost hard to keep up with him. On this form I would love to see him perform live on stage. Mainly to see if he actually is that highly energetic in real life as well on the album.

2nd track - No Way Out - carries on the manic energy of Bad Love Clusterfuck with the band adding lots of Thrash based riffs for you to head-bang to. Damn this track makes you miss the 80s where Thrash ruled the fucking roost!!!.

Now this is where Storm King take their music into a different direction. As we have the first of two 8 minute plus Progressive Thrash/Doom/Death Metal tracks. 3rd track - Napalm - will make you feel at war with everyone and everything around you. As Storm King leave no stone unturned in playing some blazing Death/Doom/Thrash style riffs that have been sliced and diced into something dangerous and highly original. This is definitely the album's finest track. It will have you on the edge of your seat. Trust me!!!

Up next Storm King take on almighty classic of Alternative Metal. Faith No More's - Surprise! You're Dead. It's cool to see a band trying something different with a cover and Storm King add some serious Thrash/Groove Metal riffs to stamp their own authority on a classic song.

The band continue their all out assualt on the senses with more sublime progressive style riffs coming at your from all directions. Death, Thrash, Doom, Sludge and Hardcore combine for some serious kick-ass head-banging riffs. Check out Backfill, Rebellion for more evidence of Storm King's intent to knock you the fuck out!!!

The band have another excellent 8 minute plus epic up their sleeves - Adrift - that shows a truly talented band Storm King actually are. Intense riffs matched against some epic drumming that left me wanting more. Another excellent track to check out from these riff-slaying masters.

Everything That's Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed is an excellent action packed album that will have you coming back for more. It's an album that becomes better with each and every listen.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Thanks to the band and Jason Cantu for sending me a promo. Much appreciated guys. Everything That's Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed is now available to buy on BandCamp now.

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