Storm King are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a mixture of progressive death metal, thrash and doomcore and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Everything That's Meaningful In Your Life Will Be Destroyed".
"Bad Love Clusterfuck" which is also the first song on the album opens up with heavy old school metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drum beats which also lead up to power thrash style vocals and melodic guitar leads before adding in death metal growls.
"Wipe You Out" begins with heavy and fast guitar riffs, drums and melodic vocals before going into a more hardcore thrash direction as well as adding in growls as well as throwing melody into the guitar riffing and halfway through the song the bass guitars get more powerful along with some guitar solos and leads.
"Napalm" starts up with dark and melodic doom metal guitar riffs and starts getting heavier as the song moves on along with drums which also leads to melodic clean singing vocals and after awhile you can hear bass guitars in the background and halfway through the song it speeds up and goes into a more thrash direction along with blast beats from the drums and then going for more of a mid paced direction.
"Surprise! You're Dead" which is a Faith No More cover begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with drums which also leads to some death/thrash style vocals and towards the end dark sounding melodies are added into the guitar riffing.
"Backfire" opens up with fast death metal style guitar and bass riffs along with blast beats before adding in thrash style vocals and a few seconds alter the music slows down adds in groove metal elements and melodic clean singing before going back to a more death metal influenced sound.
"Retribution" kicks in with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with drums and a few seconds alter thrash style vocals start to kick in along with a good amount of melody and the song sticks to a mid paced direction.
"Adrift" comes in with heavy death metal style guitar and bass riffs along with drums and a few seconds later the music goes into a more melodic direction before adding in growls and screams and then the song slows down and adds in melodic vocals but also keeping around the death metal influence and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads.
"Eternal Sleep Lord" which is also the last song on the album begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs that also utilize some melody along with some drums before adding in melodic vocals and then the music speeds up a bit along with a small amount of blast beats a s well as adding in a small amount of guitar solos and leads.
Song lyrics cover hateful themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Storm King are a very great sounding mixture of progressive death metal, thrash and doomcore and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Wipe You Out" "Surprise! You're Dead" and "Eternal Sleep Lord". RECOMMENDED BUY.