Fortunately, the world didn't have long to wait for the return of the king. 'The Grey Man', Diesel King's second and latest EP is a scabrous blast that combines great riffs and groove with heavy metal extremity. The force of this blast will definitely tear the listener a new one. Consider this fair warning.
'The Grey Man' unleashes the band's power grooves in full force, the scope of the band's abilities of which were only hinted at on their first offering. The new one literally picks up right where the last one left off with ringing distortion and the pounding ferocity of the last bit of "Toumai" leading into opening track "Battered Hag". Straight off the listener will notice that extremity levels have been ramped up across the board, from the pissed off growling vocals to the slab-like riffs that sway dangerously overhead to the cyclopean power grooves which define this release, 'The Great Man' unleashes heaviness that is measured in the tonnes.
Diesel King dust off their sandblaster and get to work on peeling the faces off listeners on the EP's title track, "The Grey Man". Mark O'Regan gusts blistering vocals with hurricane force propelled by the juggernaut behind him. "Immurement" is a form of execution which involves walling up the victim, as in E.A. Poe's classic The Black Cat. Punishing waves of heavy metal groove lays brick and mortar around the listener. After immuring the listener, "Bind Torture Kill" kicks down the bricks and just buries the listener in the rubble. Rest in peace.
Highlights include: "The Grey Man" and "Immurement"
Total Run Time: 31:10
Mark O’Regan - Vocals
Geoff Foden - Guitar
Aled ‘Danger’ Marc - Guitar
Bill Jacobs - Drums
Will Wichanski - Bass
From: London, England
Genre: Sludge, Groove Metal
Reminds me of: Crowbar, Down, Pantera, Pitch Black Forecast
Release Date: March 4, 2013
Suggested listening activity for fellow non-stoners: At t-plus 5 minutes, enter the blast crater and begin to lay masonry all around you.
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