Crisis King – White Grave: Sonorously Sinister Heavy Metal

White Grave is just one of the sensational new singles from Crisis King’s latest album Planetary Suicide. The track may take a while to kick in thanks to their fairly progressive style, but once you get to the end of this Heavy Metal Post-Hardcore track you kind of feel like you’ve been taken on an epic journey. The extended 7:47 minute track leaves plenty of room for multiple intricate instrumental breakdowns and blindingly sexy guitar solos. If you’re a Dream Theatre fan, it’s hard to go wrong with Crisis King.

The New York based band take inspirations from artists such as Pantera, Megadeath and Iron Maiden to create their eclectically heavy style. Whilst the instrumentals were absolutely flawless, I couldn’t help but feel that the softer and more melodic vocals weren’t quite the perfect match. But when the momentum in the vocals was picked up, it was perfection. Having said that, it’s quite refreshing to be able to make out the lyrics to a Heavy Metal track with their accessible approach.

You can check out Crisis King’s latest single White Grave along with their album Planetary Suicide now via Spotify

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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