Review: King 810 – La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God Sep27

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Review: King 810 – La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God

hqdefaultFlint, MI quartet King 810 has returned to the surface with the release of their sophomore Roadrunner record, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God. Consisting of vocalist David Gunn, Andrew Beal on guitar, bassist Eugene Gill and drummer Andrew Workman King 810 continues to turn the negativity that surrounds them into a dense and beautifully intricate mural for the entire world to experience. As powerful and riveting that Memoirs of a Murderer was, King 810 has seemingly pushed their entire stack of chips to the center of the table with La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God.

In the current era of music there are several things that are certain. 1) Listeners don’t take the time to really listen and ingest full records in one sitting. Rather we catch a snippet of a song on YouTube or iTunes.  If that’s you, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God isn’t for you. 2) Too many bands are afraid to follow their hearts and take a chance on their artistic visions.  Instead, they become slaves to the dime. The lyrics on La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God are profoundly visceral. 3) The pairing of lush orchestral arrangements that lay below Gunn’s dense and painful lyrics on the back half of La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God not only shows maturity of but proves that King 810 is far from a one trick pony.

Cause you know that they hate us
You know they keep us locked in these cages
They wanna keep us fighting over races
You know this cause they show this if you look to the past
So you should know that this time won’t last

– A Conversation With God

Fear not heavy music fans… King 810 doesn’t eliminate the sound that brought you to the party. If that’s the only thing that you’re interested in then Heavy Lies the Crown, Alpha & Omega, Give My People Back & Vendettas are the tracks for you.

Bottom Line: You either love King 810 or you hate them. There’s no in between.