Top critical review
on March 10, 2013
I can still remember when my best friend and I went to see In Flames live, and this band just so happened to be the first out of three opening acts. We knew nothing of them before going to the show, so we had no way of knowing what we were about to experience. All I can think of when I reflect back upon this letdown of an experience is how bad I felt for In Flames, and the 30 or so minutes of my life I will never get back.
This lamer-than-lame excuse of a rock band known as Kyng is just awful. The drummer is okay, but let's talk about the singer/guitarist. He is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the weakest excuses of a rock frontman I've ever seen in my life. Not only is he a horrible singer, but all he did with his guitar was just a few simple chords, and he barely even touched upon ANYTHING even passable as a solo. To top it off, these guys were on for barely half an hour, and after they finished their last song, the singer/guitarist exclaimed, "My fingers are hurting me!" Geez buddy, you barely even played that guitar at all! Seriously, how pathetic can you be?
Honestly, these guys have no business calling themselves a rock band. Nothing on this album comes anywhere even close to being worthy of the praise that they seem to be gaining. When I heard they were on the bill to open up for Megadeth (at the same venue I saw them open up for In Flames, no less), I wanted to scream. Kyng are simply a terrible band who are a disgrace to rock music, and their musicianship is barely any better than that of Nickelback or Fall Out Boy.
Also, to all of you Kyng fans out there who may be reading this:
I have a right to criticize this band. I have a right to criticize them, just like I can criticize any other band/artist out there. Likewise, others have the right to criticize the types of bands/artists that I like, but I would never put myself through the unnecessary stress of defending them. This DOES go both ways.
If you are going to comment on this review, please spare me of any comments such as:
"You're just jealous!"
"I'd like to see you do better!"
"How is it in your parents' basement?"
These types of comments do not have anything to do with the matter at hand, and are just futile attempts to disarm me, and if anything, they prove to me that you cannot think of any effective ways to invalidate my opinion. Apparently, it is very common for people to make these types of comments on negative reviews of anything that they love and adore, be it music, movies, books, etc. and will just not accept the fact that not everyone will like what they like in same manner as they do. Not only that, but they like to make childish and irrational assumptions about the lifestyle of whoever writes these reviews, based on their common belief that is perfectly summed up with the following statement:
"Anyone who doesn't like what I like, and who dares to say that they don't like it, is a complete loser with no job, no life and still lives with their parents!"
If you are one of those people who would say any of these things or make these kinds of childish and irrational assumptions, then here is my advice to you: Please learn some debating skills, or just learn to accept opinions! If you cannot accept my opinion of your saviors, then KINDLY LEAVE! Nothing that you say can ever deprive me or anyone else from our right to say that we do not like this band, nor can you ever stop us from exercising that right. Kyng ARE NOT above criticism, and neither is any other band or artist out there. Not everyone is going to like them the same way you do, and you can't do squat about it! Thank you.