King James - The Fall

Monday 1st February 1999
King James - The Fall
King James - The Fall

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10369-18401
LABEL: Kalubone 3667110092

Reviewed by Alex Figgis

  After a three year hiatus, King James return with their second album to date.  Consisting of the same core members made up of Jimi Bennett (lead vox) and ex-Whitecross guitarist Rex Carroll, ‘The Fall’ features Scott Banks (bass/vox) with skin being split between Dave Geer and Michael Feighan.  Produced and recorded by Rex, helped out by one Tim Bushong (Lovewar/The Channel Surfers), the overall tone of the album is tight; showcasing some superb musicianship.  Both the drums and bass mix well together, forming a solid platform upon which Rex builds.  Compared to the band’s self titled debut album, ‘The Fall’ adequately realises the pent up raw intensity of sound that ‘King James’ hinted at.  It has taken me a few spins to appreciate this disc, however, I cannot help but feel that this sound is a little dated and that Jimi’s vocals, whilst passionate, don’t always hit the mark.  Overall though, a good album.

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