Acid King
Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere


4.0
excellent

Review

by ksoflas USER (8 Reviews)
May 5th, 2015 | 21 replies


Release Date: 04/14/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Acid King evolved their music, grafted with inspiration and mastery "Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere" and earned a nomination for offering one of the most nottable stoner albums of 2015.

Hailing from San Francisco, California Acid King return after ten(!!!) years with their fourth album "Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere". The band's sound is suitable for those who whorship early Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, Sleep and more decayed bands like Eyehategod and early stage Crowbar.

The doom / stoner metal trio's music is packed with overweight slow basslines, distorted gigantic guitars and the desperate vocals of Lori S. The album without losing the charm of the monotony of its kind, is quite diverse and melodic, like on the opening track "Silent Pictures". It's also obvious that the band breathes for the psychedelic / THC driven side of heavy music. Therefore while keeping the slack, the compositions are constantly surrounded by a ganza recorded jam aura. The band's ideas are blended with skill and the album flows effortlessly, without being dull for even a second. The production is quite natural and airy, with an amazing sound, especially on drums.

Some fans might miss a few rock 'n' roll elements of previous albums and Lori's most glaring / punk vocals, but these ingredients receded in favor of atmosphere, musicianship and epicness. Major example of the above is the eight-minute epic "Center Of Everywhere".

In conclusion Acid King evolved their music, grafted with inspiration and mastery "Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere" and earned a nomination for offering one of the most nottable stoner albums of 2015.

So, roll, ignite and enjoy.



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tempest--
May 5th 2015


20632 Comments


Thought this was pretty good, need to give it a few more spins though.

ksoflas
May 5th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

No Acid King review till now guys.

ksoflas
May 5th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I surely enjoy it tempest.

piroga84
May 5th 2015


361 Comments


rock and roll or just roll? ;-)
good one, posd, if i am in the mood this will be my selection

ksoflas
May 5th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hahaha thanks mate.



manosg
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2015


11554 Comments


LET IT ROLL, BABY ROLL

Solid review dude. Short, concise and to the point, pos.

Digging: Airged L'amh - One Eyed God

SharkTooth
May 5th 2015


13965 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Props for reviewing this

ksoflas
May 5th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks a lot guys.

I think it's their best album till now.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 5th 2015


8234 Comments


Good review mate, pos.

ksoflas
May 6th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks Voivod.

ksoflas
May 6th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Acid King needed to be reviewed in sputnik.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
May 6th 2015


4746 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a great album. Props for reviewing it man, pos.

ksoflas
May 6th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I totally agree. Thanks man.

AcidCaravan
May 13th 2015


442 Comments


Always loved them with their super-heavy atmospheres mixed with trance-y psychedelia. Gotta listen.

Piglet
May 13th 2015


7833 Comments


damn never thought they'd come out with a new album

ksoflas
May 14th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Agreed, another reason why the album sounds so sweet.

Confucius
June 11th 2015


498 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fun

ksoflas
June 11th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, album is really enjoyable.

doctorjimmy
August 26th 2015


386 Comments


Interesting and well-written review, gonna check it out since I'm a noob when it comes to metal :P

ksoflas
August 27th 2015


1266 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Do it doc, surely you'll not regret it.



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