King's X

Rating: 50/100

Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen, November '04
Label: InsideOut Music
Style: Progressive Metal

Live All Over The Place

I used to be a fan of King's X back when I had a record-collection on vinyl, but somehow lost interest in them, and the last album I've heard is "Dogman". So when I saw this new double live album, I thought it might be a good way to sort of re-discover them again ...

So has this double album done wonders for me? Gotten the old feeling about King's X back?
NO not really, maybe because I know so little about their new material, or because of the fact, that the old songs just don't do it for me anymore ... or maybe because the sound of this recording is very raw and unpolished - authenthic some might say! I really don't know why, but this release hasn't made me curious about the rest of their albums.

The album has been recorded at various locations and tours, and it clearly shows. I would have preferred a recording from one concert to capture the true live feeling ... but I am pretty confident, that fans of King's X will disagree, but to be honest, this is to me just a boring live release with not too many highlights! Sad, but true ...

Recommended tracks: "Over My Head", "Summerland" and "We Were Born To Be Loved"