King Dude
Burning Daylight


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zach USER (104 Reviews)
June 30th, 2019 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Old world blues

Burning Daylight is an exercise in mourning. Not in the way of cheesy sop stories but moreso in the cold morose of old world blues. Sending off your youngest brother as he enters the war, watching your mother pass of something you know can be treated but dont have the money for, or forcing your lover away as you plunge further into whiskey to evade your own sense of feeling. It's all the classics of tragedy vocalized in deep, shaky baritone melodies and old western strings, something as equally calming as it is cold.

A track like "Barbara Anne" exemplifies this well, with King Dudes vocals taken to an earthy rumble, only altering for a rattling croon that is just as beaten. Beaten, broken, and unfortunately, not unbowed-that is the theme here. Through the bitter snap of "I'm Cold" or the thick wavering static of "You Can Break My Heart", one can feel a tangible sense of defeat from the start that only becomes weightier as time goes on. Really, the only thing preventing this from becoming a truly draining record is just how surprisingly calming it manages to remain throughout, which is the duality of this record. For every bitter sense of anguish there is a feeling acceptance that blankets it all. This isn't a concept of beauty through sadness, but rather the final realization in the inevitability of tragedy, something that is rarely done so well.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Dedes
June 30th 2019


7061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is very good and I'm actually shocked more people dont jam King Dude.

Sorry for the short review bois

Taxt
June 30th 2019


1393 Comments


Short & sweet. I've gotta give King Dude another shot

Dedes
June 30th 2019


7061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You better bitch

Papa Universe
June 30th 2019


22505 Comments


at least there is a review
king POS

BlackLlama
July 3rd 2019


2178 Comments


Saw these guys open for Ghost a few years back - really stellar stuff. I'll have to check this.

Dedes
July 3rd 2019


7061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah bitch u better

Dedes
September 17th 2019


7061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

God Christ his baritone on Barbara Anne is wild

Kompys2000
September 17th 2019


3992 Comments


Sounds like something I'd dig, I'll add it to the docket (:



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