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Battalions (King of a Dead World)

Crank this to 9.3 of 11 - Editors' Pick

Released: 2022

Genre: Sludge, Hardcore

Sounds Like: Kvelertak, Herder, Mother Iron Horse

Homeland: Hull, UK

Battalions King of a Dead World

Album Overview

King of a Dead World contains eight heavy as fuck unrelenting tunes. The album is a glorious blend of hardcore with varying elements of stoner rock and a bit of sludge.


The Music

Stoner infused hardcore with elements of sludge dominate this album. The rhythms consistently change course, leaving the listener with a satisfying dose of pure innovative heaviness.


The Vocals

The vocal prowess of Phil Wilkinson is abrasive, yet infectious.


Standout Track(s)

Bones to Dust and No Safe Place

These two tracks back-to-back are phenomenal and really showcase their craftsmanship. Their blending of metal styles is highly impressive. We'll give a shout out to the track "Parasite" as it has this Acid Bath feel.


Track Listing:

1. Green Boots 3:54

2. Coughing Nails 3:03

3. Diagnosis Fucked 3:33

4. Bones To Dust 4:27

5. No Safe Place 4:05

6. Parasite 2:52

7. Light A Fire 3:32

8. King Of A Dead World 5:05


Brew Pairing

Blue Train IPA by Blue Earl Brewing in Delaware. This 8.1% IPA has a dark red look with flavors of well balanced citrus and pine. A great pairing with King of a Dead World.


Battalions are:

Phil Wilkinson - Vocals

Pete Cross - Guitars

Matthew Dennett - Bass

Simon Harrison - Drums

Follow Battalions: Bandcamp / Facebook


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