All The Hell You've Got To SpareInVogue Records
By AJ Phink
Californian metalcore outfit Kingdom Of Giants released their latest album, All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare, earlier this month via InVogue Records, the album is now available on vinyl, CD and digital formats, including an extremely limited edition red variant. The full length follows on from their 2014 sophomore album, Ground Culture, and All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare has built on the foundation of their first nine years in existence, and it looks set to propel them beyond their first decade.
As is often popular practice with metalcore releases Kingdom Of Giants have got their friends round, the album features guest appearances from JT Cavey from Texas In July and ERRA, Daniel Gaily of Phinehas and Caitlyn Mae of Fighting The Villain, the latter of the guest appearances brings another welcome dimension to Kingdom Of Giants sound. From the off this is a full tilt wall of sound that carries all the hallmarks of metalcore, the technical elements of metal and the fury of hardcore are perfectly balanced on the blistering eleven track album, along with a few other influences that make their mark.
All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare manages to avoid falling into the trap of descending into a soundalike blur of cacophonous rage, the variation across the album is impressive to say the least as atmospheric elements sit alongside the metalcore fury. There is full blooded technical metalcore aplenty, but this sits alongside the mellower moments such as the moody instrumental Shades and the atmospheric closing track Gray Area, that for me is the highlight of the album as it has a more restrained rage that is complimented by the addition of Caitlyn Mae‘s stunning vocals. Kingdom Of Giants have made an album that will offer something different to established fans of metalcore, but it’s one that I feel is unlikely to crossover to fans outside of the genre.
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