Fit For A King - Creation/Destruction

Published Thursday 16th May 2013
Fit For A King - Creation/Destruction
Fit For A King - Creation/Destruction

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 134401-20119
LABEL: Solid State 5099973089926
RELEASE DATE: 2013-04-22
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Graeme Crawford

Young Texas metallers Fit For A King are newly signed to Solid State Records and here present the fastest selling debut album in the history of the label. It's easy to hear why, as the band take elements from The Acacia Strain, As I Lay Dying and Circa Survive and blend them into their own wonderfully thunderous cacophony. Building on their independent first record, the band continue to deliver apocalyptic sounding metalcore, with the perfect amounts of melody and clean vocals to enhance but not reduce the onslaught. The production from Andreas Magnusson (Oh, Sleeper; Haste The Day) is enormous and bludgeoning, yet still allows the technical skills of the musicians to shine through. "Warpath" is the heaviest riff I have ever heard, while "Hollow King" and "Bitter End" showcase the band's abilities in the first half. "Skin & Bones" provides a clever interlude in the style of Stone Sour's "Bother" before "The Resistance" brings us back to the complex riffs, breakdowns and harsh yet challenging lyrics that FFAK do so well. On this form they deserve to be in the highest league of Christian metal bands, and Solid State may just be the catapult they need to get there.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Creation [Listen]
2. Warpath [Listen]
3. Hollow King (Sound Of The End) [Listen]
4. Broken Fame [Listen]
5. Bitter End [Listen]
6. Skin & Bones [Listen]
7. The Resistance [Listen]
8. Identity [Listen]
9. The Lioness [Listen]
10. Eyes To See [Listen]
11. Destruction [Listen]

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Product Description
Fit For A King is a five-piece Metalcore band from Tyler, TX, that has been elbowing its way onto the national scene as a full-time touring outfit, cultivating fans with a crushingly heavy, artful take on the genre that gives subtle tips of the hat to bands as diverse as The Acacia Strain, Circa Survive and Linkin Park. Their 2011 independently-released album Descendants brought them respect in the touring scene, and in 2013 Fit For A King will be releasing their début Solid State Records album, Creation/Destruction.

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