Tuesday 14 March 2017


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Emo / Emotive Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz
Related artists: The Minor Times, Carved Up, Fighter Hayabusa, Nationale, Five Stars For Failure and The Sea,The Sea..
CountryPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Years Active2016-present
Song: "Snowball Wit"
Album: "Demo"
Year: 2016
For fans ofTen Grand, Light The Fuse And RunLautrec, Heritage Unit, Funeral Diner, Portraits Of Past, Wow, Owls!, Ladder Devils, Aim Of Conrad, Forstella FordFour Hundred Years and Twelve Hour Turn aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Parking Lot Records
This post's artist is from the March 2017 Mix. This is track #5.
You can download: the March 2017 Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2017 Mix#4 here.

KING SLENDER was sent to me last year by Matt to review. It took me awhile to get around to posting it, but I expect they'll be coming out with something new soon so perhaps this'll work out well. The Philadelphia emo/screamo hardcore band have crafted an excellent debut 'Demo' EP that certainly turned a few heads, and with this review turns a few more. Drawing influences from Shotmaker, Julia, Four Hundred Years and Spirit Assembly, KING SLENDER also boast members of heavyweights like The Minor Times, Carved Up and The Sea, The Sea so I'm guessing that readers of this blog will eat this up.

"Twelve" opens with a very obvious and unique twist on emotional hardcore. There are sprinkles of Ten Grand, Lautrec and Twelve Hour Turn amidst the mixture of punk, hardcore, emo and screamo that creates a blend that blasts my taste buds in a myriad of ways, especially the final 30 seconds when things get insanely intense. "Snowball Wit" is my personal favourite. It begins with a quick quote before rocking some really sleek 90s emo with dark and menacing undertones, although the head-bobbing conclusion from 1:40 onward warrants Funeral Diner and Portraits Of Past comparisons. Woowee! Finale "Drunk at the Water Park" is not just a great title, but a bouncy and rhythmically pleasing adventure into bass-led, dancey and screamy hardcore punk rock.

The cassette EP was released by Parking Lot Records and limited to a mere 50 copies so if you dig this and haven't picked one up already get on that. Damn ass excited to hear more tunes from this new band.


2016 - King Slender cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2016) KING SLENDER - "Snowball Wit" (from 'Demo')

(2016) KING SLENDER - "Twelve" (from 'Demo')


KING SLENDER out of print mp3 discography download / additional links


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