Wednesday, June 1, 2016


by Palace Of The King
(Listenable Records)

Australia's, Palace Of The King bring their highly addictive combination of vintage sensibilities and modern production to the table once again with their highly anticipated sophomore release, 'Valles Marineris'. Tim Henwood on vocals, percussions, Leigh Maden on guitar, Matthew Harrison on guitar,  Andrew Gilpin on bass, Anthony Troiano on drums and Sean Johnston on keyboards. The band's classic rock influences are immediately identifiable, but they produce high-octane, contemporary music that means that they're not in any way dated or old before their time. There is very little flab on this lean, mean album that packs one hell of a punch with each song. As is evident on tracks like, “Let The Blood Run Free”, “Beyond The Valley”. "The Bridge Of The Gods", the lead off single, "We Are The Vampires", "Sick As A Dog" and the psychedelic vibe of, "Into The Black", that closes out the album. It's fresh, bold with tons of attitude and swagger. Palace Of The King brings all this and more. A powerhouse rock band with a bold infused sound with deep guitar lick from Leigh Maden and Matthew Harrison. Powerful precision drumming from Anthony Troiano and the uninhibited energy and soulful crooning of Tim Henwood. This album has a solid and varied rock pedigree. With its big riffs and bombast, it's the kind of album that you can enjoy instantly right off the bat, but then repeated listening sessions reveal the rich depth to the compositions and some great lyrics which are easily missed on the first listen. Palace Of The King's , 'Valles Marineris' is one that is not to be missed. I would recommend to all classic rock fans out there. If you are not, it's time to get educated. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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