King Bastard is an American stoner doom metal band from New York City. They were formed in 2018 by guitarist/vocalist Izzy Guido, bassist Arthur Erb, and drummer Mike Verni. The band's music is characterized by its heavy riffs, slow tempos, and psychedelic atmospheres. They have released one EP, titled King Bastard, in 2019, and their debut album, It Came from the Void, was released in 2022.
It Came from the Void is a concept album that tells the story of a man who is abducted by aliens and taken to another planet. The album is a dark and atmospheric journey that explores themes of isolation, despair, and redemption.
The album features a mix of slow, heavy riffs and melodic passages, and the vocals are guttural and aggressive. The lyrics are dark and poetic, and they are delivered in a way that is both powerful and moving.
It Came from the Void has been praised by critics for its unique sound and its ambitious scope. The album has been compared to bands such as Electric Wizard, Monolord, and Sleep.
King Bastard is a rising star in the stoner doom metal scene. They are a band to watch out for in the years to come.
|Sub-Genre: Experimental / Progressive / Atmospheric.
|Catalog No: ENR014.
|Color: Clear Shell w/Sticker Imprint.