King Giant are a band from Virginia that plays a southern form of metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 album "Black Ocean Waves".
Clean guitar playing starts off the album along with some melodic guitar leads that have a classic rock vibe to them and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and psychedelic elements can also be heard at times and after awhile the music starts getting more heavy and goes into a metal direction.
A lot of melodies can be heard in the guitar riffing and the vocals are all in a clean singing style and you can also hear elements of sludge and doom metal in the bands musical style while elements of stoner rock are also present throughout the recording and the solos and leads are also rooted in southern rock.
While influences from the 70's to 90's are present throughout the recording most of the music still sounds very modern and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can be heard and the songs stick either to a slow or mid paced direction and one track also brings in a brief use of spoken word samples.
King Giant plays a very melodic style of southern/stoner metal that also has the heaviness of doom metal, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover loss, substance abuse, religion, and tragic tales.
In my opinion King Giant are a very great sounding southern metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The One That Got Forgot To Save" "Trial of Thorns" and "The Gentleman Carry". 8 out of 10.