KINGS AND LIARS LEAVING THEIR OWN SCARS
For those keeping score, I recently did several top albums of 2021 shows, one with my Patrons, and a few recapping my personal favorites on the Mars Attacks Radio Show. One of the most listened-to albums of 2021 and now in 2022, at least for me is Dee Snider’s Leave A Scar. Brothers Charlie and Nick Bellmore are behind Dee’s last few solo albums. Add Chartipher Taylor Beaudette, and you have Kings And Liars.
Together, they’re associated not only with Dee, but with Kingdom Of Sorrow, Jasta, Entierro, Toxic Holocaust, and the upcoming solo release by Cannibal Corpse lead singer, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.
Due to this, I was really hyped up to listen to Transition Animals. You can obviously connect the dots to some of the bands mentioned above. But this is an animal of a different sort.
Sure, you can hear the connection to what they’re doing in some of these bands. They’re writing plenty of the material, and playing with these bands, so their DNA is there. But they’re playing with a lot of iconic vocalists. People that have their own unique vocal imprint on hard rock and metal.
Kings And Liars have created their own vocal identity. The harmonies on these tracks are really good. Several songs have melodies that will be renting space in your head for days at a time.
They even go as far as covering R.E.M.’s classic, “The One I Love”. Along with “Orange Crush”, I always thought “The One I Love” would be a great track for a hard rock or metal band to cover. They put their own spin on the song, so unless you know it’s coming, or you’re paying attention, you may not notice it initially!
This is a solid album top to bottom, if you’re into Tremonti, Monte Pittman, Stereomud, Black Water Rising, or other hard rock that’s on the heavier side of the spectrum, this is an album you should check out.
Here Kings And Liars with the "Conquering The Fear" off of their latest album Transition Animals.
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HERE ARE SOME OTHER NEW RELEASES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU
Steve Vai – Inviolate
Jethro Tull – The Zealot Gene
Generation Kill – MK Ultra
Praying Mantis – Katharsis
Lawnmower Deth – Blunt Cutters
Crystal Ball – Crysteria
Big Train – Welcome To The Planet
Celeste – Assassine(s)
Kraemer – All The Way
Nasson – Scars
Bye Bye Tsunami – Bye Bye Tsunami
Deeper Graves – The Colossal Sleep
Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave
Pattern Seeking Animals – Only Passing Through
Toxpack – Zwanzig.Tausend Volt
Dark Meditation – Polluted Temples
Lana Lane – Neptune Blue
Dirty Laces – L’Espirt Du Temps
Cloakroom – Dissolution Wave
Aegrus – The Carnal Temples
Gojira – The Link
John 5 & The Creatures – Que Pasa / Georgia On My Mind (7″)
Melvins – Five Legged Dog
Steel Panther – Balls Out
Sunn O))) – Metta, Benevolence. BBC 6 Music: Live On The Invitation Of Mary Anne Hobbs
Evergrey – Before The Aftermath (Live In Gothenburg)
Faster Pussycat – Babylon: The Elektra Years 1987-1992
The Quill – Live, New, Borrowed, Blue
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Last week’s game came down to the very last question, with the winner taking away a $5 discount from the Mars Attacks Podcast Merch store. Will tonight bring a new champ?
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