EP Review: Speedking – Change Of Scenery
The name Speedking is a bit of a misnomer in the case of this Irish band – speedy this is not. What it is however is fairly pleasant grungy-stoner rock, with nods to early Metallica and the like, as well as Soundgarden-esque off kilter riffs.
To be honest though, the slow grungy numbers like opener Down, do drag somewhat, and it’s the more heavy metal stuff that shines through. If Only They Knew is reminiscent of the early 80s Metallica demos such as Jump In The Fire in the guitar work and angry gruff vocals, and is doubtless better for it.
If they focused more on the metal than the grunge, I could quite like this lot. But seeing as, despite this only being their second EP, they’ve been around about ten years now, I guess they’ve made their mind up about their direction.
- If Only They Knew
- Change of Scenery