New Releases: January 28, 2022 – Kings And Liars

Kings And Liars - Transition Animals


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.

Interested in checking out Transition Animals by Kings And Liars before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


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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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