Jake Lewis (guitar/vocals), Jon Perry (drums) and Craig Williams (bass) are a three-piece band called KING BEEF from England that sound like they could have come from Seattle in the ’90s. Their self-titled album KING BEEF is a very well produced album with hard rockin' songs that deliver the goods. You can certainly hear some Queens of the Stone Age in there along with the lesser known The Melvins. That being said the band has their own style and was thoroughly enjoying this rocking album from beginning to end.
The band gets going with “DR GONZO” and right away you can tell this band has some experience. They sound extremely tight and know exactly what they need to do to execute the song. It’s a catchy yet heavy tune with exceptional performances.
Up next is “CREEPIN IVY” which is another song that proves this isn’t the band’s first rodeo. The little things add up like the vocal harmonies and perfectly placed fills into something that is more enjoyable than the sum of its parts.
“CHAMPION” is a fast-paced song that chugs along at an aggressive pace that shows off the band technical skills. There is some jaw dropping instrumental parts on this song that you won't want to miss. The band kills it. The trio continues to churn out notable, consistently well-wriiten songs.
“TO THE WHIM OF THE WIND” is mostly an instrumental track that features some inventive moves from all the players. I have to say the drumming was incredible on this song and set the flow of the song. They don’t disappoint with “GIN HAG” which is an especially heavy song and the closer “KNIFE EDGE.”
KING BEEF is a band made up of pros that I’m sure a lot of other bands look up to. They have all the criteria needed to mark them a step above amateur players and that's only one of the many reasons their self-titled album is worthy of your time.
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