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KIRK WINDSTEIN WOULD DEFINITELY WIN A FIGHT VS. PRE-OP JOHNNY POPPER AND CARNIE WILSON

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kingdom of sorrow“This new Kingdom of Sorrow stuff is literally heavier than pre-op Johnny Popper bashing the living you-know-what out of Carnie Wilson in a tub of lard.” – Kirk Windstein

With a quote like that, how can you possibly ignore Kingdom of Sorrow, the collaboration between Windstein and Jamey Jasta?

Like Axl, I wasn’t especially blown away by Kingdom of Sorrow’s 2008 self-titled debut record. It sounded like the sum of its parts, but every time I tried listening to it I just zoned out… and by the time the record ended I hadn’t retained anything. There was nothing wrong with it other than that it wasn’t especially memorable in the songs department.

But Kingdom of Sorrow have posted the new song “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land” on their MySpace page today — the first taste of their new album Behind the Blackest Tears (June 8th, Relapse) — and I’m happy to report that it’s most certainly memorable. It’s got big, bluesy riffs of Southern sludge and it’s got Windstein and Jasta’s croons in equal measures… which you’d expect… but most importantly it’s got hooks the size of uh, pre-op Johnny Popper bashing the living you-know-what out of Carnie Wilson in a tub of lard. I hope the rest of the record is full of songs just like this one.

-VN

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