ALBUM OF THE DAY: KING’S X, LIVE ALL OVER THE PLACE
For this week’s Album of the Day column I’d like to change it up a bit and roll out five of my favorite live recordings. If you’ve got suggestions, feel free to email them to us at news [at] metalsucks.net. King’s X is one of my favorite bands and they are absolutely a treat to see live despite that the fact that they are only a three-piece. Live All Over the Place, released in 2004, was miraculously their first-ever live release. It’s a great portrayal of King’s X’s live show, warts and all, and with surprisingly few (if any) overdubs ProToolsed on later. As the title would suggest, the band chose to mix several performances for this two-disc set, but it pans out surprisingly well, as the way this album is constructed mimics the setlist on the tour prior to the release of this album. All the King’s X classics are here as well as newer material and deeper cuts that have become fan favorites. The 7-song acoustic session in the middle — in which the band members all sat on the front of the stage — is a true treat and a welcome breath of fresh air from the usually drop-C tuned onslaught. Doug Pinnick’s voice sounds as soulful and groovy as ever, Ty Tabor shreds solos and rhythms alike, and the band’s trademark three-part harmonies are remarkably true. Live All Over the Place is a great listen for King’s X fans and newcomers alike.
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