King's X - Manic Moonlight

Year of Release: 2001
Label: Metal Blade
Catalog Number: 14376
Format: CD
Total Time: 45:34:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's March 9, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

King's X is often referred to as the thinking man's metal. This guitar-bass-drums trio cranks out some of the best metal songs on the planet, although their music tends toward simpler structures than prog metal like Symphony X. That is, if you like your metal played at 1000-notes per second, then King's X probably isn't for you, but if you're willing to allow for subtlety in your music, these guys will surely tickle your metal bone. It's hard for me to pick a favorite King's X album (although I do like some more than others), but their latest disc, Manic Moonlight, is a good introduction.

Believe (4:46) / Manic Moonlight (4:32) / Yeah (3:40) / False Alarm (4:36) / Static (4:29) / Skeptical Winds (6:51) / The Other Side (4:49) / Vegetable (6:27) / Jenna (5:06) / Water Ceremony (0:18)

Jerry Gaskill - drums, vocals
Doug Pinnick - bass, vocals
Ty Tabor - guitar, vocals

Out Of The Silent Planet (1988)
Gretchen Goes To Nebraska (1989)
Faith Hope Love (1990)
King's X (1992)
Dogman (1994)
Ear Candy (1996)
Best Of King's X (1997) Tape Head (1998)
Please Come Home...Mr. Bulbous (2000)
Manic Moonlight (2001)
Black Like Sunday (2003)
Live All Over The Place (2004)
Ogre Tones (2005)
XV (2008)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin US

Added: March 9th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

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