"Full Denim Jacket" (Maggadee; 2004)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

It's rare that a band encapsulates that evil rock swagger that has fanned the flames of so many rock greats, yet King Dust is a band that must be placed on that list. For an idea of what this quartet delivers, imagine the diabolic hard rock stomp of Danzig crossing over with the mystically tinged wares of The Cult and the volatile rock'n'roll spirit of Motorhead. 

Brawny barrages of uncompromising guitars, muscle car engine rhythms, and vocals that capture Satan's soulful side might as well be trademarked by this act, as they execute these nuances with an abundance of Southern metal's boogie and mid-'90s hard rock bite. 

Making that menacing rock sound that entrances the creatures of the night isn't easy, but with songs in its arsenal like the stripper-on-a-pole anthem "My Sweet Satan" and the chugging goodness and soaring melody of "Aces & Eights," King Dust sure as hell makes it look that way. 

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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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