Sunday 8 November 2015

Kings Of Cavalier - Heavy Is The Head (Album Review)

Release date: November 06th 2015. Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Heavy Is The Head – Tracklisting

1.For The All Father 04:21
2.White Board 04:40
3.Beyond The Millennium 05:38
4.Looming Shadow 03:30
5.Stoned Dragon 10:09
6.Bug Out 04:01
7.Pray II Survive 03:30
8.Brown Acid 04:38
9.Just Ok (with the USA) 03:13
10.Tainted Queen 08:48

Band Members:

Reed Hutchins
Kurt Colfelt Jr.
Ben Still
Ian McKagan


Kings Of Cavalier debut album – Heavy Is The Head – is a lo-fi grunge based album offering heavy distorted Sludge/Stoner Rock riffs with a groovy Psych vibe. It runs for an impressive 52 minutes or so and it will appeal to the most jaded of Stoner Rock fans.

Sure the band don't offer anything new but it's their punk based attitude that makes them such a great band to listen to. Opening tracks – For The All Father and White Board offer grizzled grunge based riffs with good, honest vocals to match. King Of Cavalier unleash a garage rock sound that allows them freedom to create as much LOUD, ANGRY, HEAVY and TWISTED NOISE they possibly want. Trust me, there's a lot of NOISE lurking within this album.

The album becomes very trippy and psychedelic at times especially on tracks such as Beyond The Millennium, Looming Shadow, Stoned Dragon and Tainted Queen. Kings Of Cavalier are perhaps a more exciting band on the albums two epic tracks – Stoned Dragon and Tainted Queen. As it allows the band to create spaced out grungy riffs to lose yourself in.

Grunge plays a big part on this album which isn't surprising since their from Seattle. You got to give Kings Of Cavalier credit for bringing other sounds to the mix as this album has it's fair share of heavy Sludge/Stoner Rock grooves.

The album has been recorded by Tad Doyle. So you know it's going to sound superb from start to finish. Tad knows his stuff. If this is good enough for Tad Doyle then you sure can bet your bottom dollar it's going to be good enough for you.

Heavy Is The Head is a fantastic album from start to finish. This will have you rocking out for days.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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