KING 810

"proem" EP (Roadrunner; 2014)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

King 810 are from Flint, Michigan which lead screamer David Gunn describes as "it makes me never want to visit." Flint, MI is considered one of the most dangerous cities to live in, thus, the lyrics are on "proem" are depressing to say the least. The stories yelled by David Gunn scared the stuff out of me, he basically lets you know that its a war zone and you better not even look his way or he will have no choice but to bury you. The last track, "anatomy 1:1" is a spoken poem about how tough it is in Flint and that nothing is being done about it.

The music is major heavy, depressingly heavy at that. It's got a cool groove though and I felt a bit guilty enjoying it because I know that it comes from such a visceral place.

"God left the slums alone and you're sitting here with Satan."

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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