On September 27th, 2011 a three piece of young rockers put out their first album entitled ‘Trampled Sun’(Realid). This group is Kyng, formed in 2008 Kyng sonically sounds like a mix of Black Sabbath, Alter Bridge, Queens of The Stone Age, and Stone Temple Pilots on steroids. Kyng definitely take their sound from their influences, and they wear it proudly on their sleeves. This is evident especially on the title track ‘Trampled Sun’ when bassist Tony Castaneda sounds like a young Geezer Butler and Guitarist Eddie Veliz sounds like a young Tony Iommi.
Guitarist Eddie Veliz is also the vocalist in Kyng, it is clear from tracks like ‘Falling Down’ that he is influenced by all the great rock vocalists of past and present. On this track Veliz sounds a great deal like Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash). Ironically however Veliz also sounds like another singer Slash has collaborated in the past, Mr. Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame. This is especially true on the tracks ‘Takes it Toll’ and ‘Trails in Veins’ which could easily fit in on any STP or VR record.
My favorite track on the record however is the final track ’The Beauty of the End/ Shorelines Part 1&2’. This track is a nine minute tour de force that is awesome to say the least. It starts out with a bass solo, and then a bluesy guitar comes in and slowly gets you into a mellow mood. Around the 2:20 mark you get the surprise of your lifetime, the instruments all of a sudden get extremely heavy and the bombastic drums and vocals come in. This track honestly sounds like it could have come off of a Metallica Album. On this Track you also get to hear the great technical proficiency of drummer Pepe Clarke. The song ends on a very somber note and with its last beeps ends the album.
I feel as though Kyng has a long career ahead of them. I’m looking forward to seeing them Friday when they open for In Flames and Trivium.
Check Out Kyng’s EPK below: