King Of Kings - A Missed Gem
Mark Flickinger | Hanover, PA United States | 05/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here is an example of a stellar album that was missed by nearly everyone. The driving, technical basslines and Morrison-ish vocals of Desmond Horn, the amazing fretwork of Kevin O'Neil, and the pounding drums of Gus Hart made me ask, "Where did these guys come from?" Sadly though today I must ask whatever happened to them. They put out this great album and then vanished from the face of the Earth. None of the members even showed up elsewhere as far as I know. Two standout tracks include 'Seasons Of Eve' with its Queenryche-like leads and brilliant arrangement and the 13+ minute epic 'Dweller On The Seventh Floor' which showcases all the bands strengths and never gets boring for a second. At the prices this CD goes for on Amazon one cannot afford to not pick up a copy."
Ahead of their time !
Cold Laquer | Muncy, PA | 11/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For 1991 this band was too much,,,,,i am glad i purchased it when it was 1st released. i fell in love with the crunchy guitar ,,,, the "Type-o Negative / Jim Morrison" vocals,,, plus the "Zeppelin" bass riffs and pounding drums..... love it."
King of Kings
Clyde | Australia | 10/30/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I sort of agree with the other review - it is a bit of a forgotten gem. Kind of a heavy metal version of Yes. A bit ponderous & overblown maybe, especially the lyrics. The only reason I would give this 3 stars rather than 4 is the drums - TOO LOUD! The complicated arrangements call for a drummer with a deft touch which the drummer in this case may or may not have, but the huge booming drum sound leaves no room for subtlety. Roy Thomas Baker, what where you thinking? Is this an example of what Frank Zappa would call a 'cocaine decision'. Anyway, some great tunes & some super duper axe-wankery. Stoopid name for a band, though, and a rubbish (front) cover. Buy it."