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Stoner Kings
Fuck the World
June 2006
Released: 2006, Rebel Breed Recordings
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Rick

With the power of a DDT from the top rope, Finnish/Canadian professional wrestler and metal heavyweight Starbuck is back with his crew to unleash yet another sludgy metal disc. Stoner Kings has been reduced to a 4 piece but with the special guests on this CD that doesn’t matter one little bit. A who’s who of the Finnish metal scene joins Starbuck and company on FUCK THE WORLD including Alexi Laiho, Marco Hietala, and Nino Laurenne and Pasi Rantanen of Thunderstone.

Stoner Kings bring the same sludgy sound to FUCK THE WORLD as they did with their predecessor BRIMSTONE BLUES yet the songs seem even more focused this time around. Songs like “Angel Weed”, “Cyclone” and “One of the Sane” keep the faith with the bands more stoner side but its some of the more rocking tunes show that magic that the Stoner Kings can conjure. “Stem the Tide” is an excellent example of this. It’s a song that reminds me of newer sHEAVY with its groovy guitar riffs though Starbuck with his raspy growl sounds nothing like Steve Hennessey and his higher pitched vocals. The absolute standout track on the disc is “Doomsday Surprise”. This is one of those tracks that gets stuck in your head for days. The chorus is killer and lends the song its biggest hook as Marco Hietala and Christian Palin help out Starbuck with some massive backing vocals.

Stoner Kings have certainly waited a long time to follow up their excellent debut BRIMSTONE BLUES. It’s been 5 years between that release and FUCK THE WORLD and that’s too long between releases for a band of this caliber. Hopefully Starbuck can find a way to release the next Stoner Kings CD in a more timely fashion. I am sure that its hard to find the time to make music with the Kings while he is also pursuing a career in professional wrestling but with his obvious talent The Stoner Kings need to be putting out these high quality releases on a more consistent schedule.
Track Listing

01. Ichabod / Scum of the Earth
02. Mantric Madness
03. Doomsday Sunrise
04. One Of The Sane
05. Cyclone (The Sky Is Falling)
06. Angel Weed
07. Heavy Mushroom Daydream
08. Stem The Tide
09. Sweet Misery
10. Black Lotus
11. Burn You To Ashes


Shank – guitars
Blackie – bass
Starbuck – vocals
Crash – drums

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