King 810: Memoirs Of A Murderer

Anger-fuelled post-nu-metal brutality.

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King 810 are a worrisome parent’s worst nightmare. Not only do they deal in vitriol-soaked lyrics and abrasive songs, but their anger is genuine.

Memoirs Of A Murderer encapsulates frontman David Gunn’s experience of growing up in Flint, Michigan – also known as America’s most violent city. Sonically, they’re similar to Slipknot as there’s a distinct nod to nu metal with the same raw aggression, and King 810 will likely attract a similar fan base of tumultuous teenagers.

It’s not all riled-up ragers though; they also have ballads, groove-heavy beats and even a country strum to make up this complicated – and far too long, at 16 songs – collection. But overall, whether this will appeal beyond angsty teenagers is questionable.

Hannah May Kilroy

Hannah May Kilroy has been writing about music professionally for over a decade, covering everything from extreme metal to country. She was deputy editor at Prog magazine for over five years, and previously worked on the editorial teams at Terrorizer and Kerrang!. She currently works as the production editor for The Art Newspaper, and also writes for the Guardian, Classic Rock and Metal Hammer.