KING KING - Standing In The Shadows

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Manhaton | Autor: ML

The Scottish King King have added to the list. "Standing In The Shadows" is their second album and they will continue to establish themselves with it. While their debut album "Take My Hand", released two years ago, caused a lot of excitement in the British blues rock scene, which is not poor with great newcomers, "Standing In The Shadows" goes even further and deeper. The expressive and soulful voice of singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo (ex-Nimmo Brothers) plays a not insignificant role. The man in the kilt certainly belongs to the great singers of the present time. You can feel this with your own compositions, but someone like Nimmo has no fear of covering songs by Frankie Miller ("Jealousy") or Paul Rodgers or Free ("Heavy Load"). The album plays on the whole keyboard of blues rock, it scratches hard rock, possesses melancholic nuances, is at times soulful and knows, despite its British origin, about the black soul of blues. Most conspicuous actor besides Nimmo: Keyboarder Bennett Holland, whose organ tears your heart apart. Great album!

Top Track: A Long History Of Love

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