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Acid King: Beyond Vision

Stoner Doom institution Acid King return with their first full length album in nearly 8 years titled Beyond Vision.

This album is killer. It gives you everything you want from an Acid King release, slow doomy riffs and Lori S’s trademark vocals which float above the heaviness with a laid back charm. On Beyond Vision Acid King have administered a heavy dose of keyboards and synthesizers too, which creates even more psychedelic edge to the sound than what we’ve come accustomed to hearing from the band. Beyond Vision was heavily influenced by sci-fi films including "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the 2019 "Apollo 11" documentary, and subsequently the songs all flow into one another, which makes for an enjoyable spacey trip.

The opening track "One Light Second Away" is a brilliant track with a riff that’s so good and so simple that it’s almost unimaginable that it hadn’t been written before. It’s a corker of a riff and a great track generally which sets the tone for the rest of the album brilliantly.

That sort of critique could be copy and pasted 7 times in this review, because all the tracks on the album have a big, memorable riff and hit all the right spots for this style of music. Acid King play with a looseness and swagger which is a really great fit for this style of music, and a refreshing change up in an era of over produced and ultra-precise recordings.

There’s nothing else left to say really. If you’re a fan of stoner doom then this album is an essential new release. Beyond Vision is a great addition to Acid King’s discography and an early standout album for this style of music in 2023.

Track Listing
  1. One Light Second Away
  2. Mind’s Eye
  3. 90 Seconds
  4. Electro Magnetic
  5. Destination Psych
  6. Beyond Vision
  7. Color Trails

Added: February 4th 2023
Reviewer: Chris Reid
Related Link: Band @ Bandcamp
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Language: english

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