Hells Bells! Now I am really feeling stoned. Just successfully navigated through a series of listens of the US stoner/doom band Void King and their début and self-released album There is Nothing.
You will find an intense soundscape with a gazillion of downturned, excellent riffs present assaulting you from every corner. The record surprises with a grungy, doomish, metal-infused Stoner Rock from back in time. All of this fittingly supplemented by Jason Kindred‘s gritty vocals. At times their tune sounds like some unclean, drunken version of the biggies in the Doom world, like Paradise Lost.
But beware: This is a tough piece of gristle served to you, not your nicely carved filet piece. So, don’t get your hopes up that this will be easily digestible to serve for a romantic evening. No sir, this is heavy tissue and you will need a sturdy stomach to digest it all. And as it always is with tough meat: Cook slowly and for a long time. Then eat hot. ‘Cause once you get into the groove, you are gonna like it and it will follow you around. I guarantee.
Void King got founded in 2014 in Indianapolis, IN in the US of A. There is Nothing is a pretty cool feat for a relatively young band. They will be going far in their niche. Well done.
Wanna listen into the record some? Here’s a live version for ya: