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King Lizard - Viva La Decadence

Posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

Music makes the problems of the world a little easier to digest. Through all the crap that life throws at us, metal - especially Glam metal - has just hung on and remained popular to those that hold the genre dear.

Why is that? What is it about the music we love that makes it so transcendental to other forms of music? Why do the musicians that create these songs keep fighting like scrappy little alley cats?

To that scrappy end, I've discovered a new band for us to love. They are called King Lizard and they are all Glam! Think our new friends Reckless Love and you've got it.  King Lizard just released an album called Viva La Decadence (Psycho DeVito). I swear, singer Flash Roxx Sawyer sounds like vintage  Vince Neil. (And then there's the Shout era clothing in the video too...) The London rockers created a video for the lead single "Viva Le Decadence." The guitars on this official debut rock (the band self-released an EP in 2007). Chris Tsangarides (Anvil, Judas Priest, Y&T) produced Viva Le Decadence.

Here's the song list:

01. Viva La Decadence
02. Rain On You
03. Rock N' Roll Me
04. Hell Yeah
05. Video Lover
06. Kan't Kill Rock N' Roll
07. Never Be Mine
08. Not For Me
09. Riot
10. Taste The Hate
11. Outrageous
12. Late Nite Dynamite

I could write up a big flowery review but there's no point. Just buy the album. Trust me. You can get it on Amazon.



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Reader Comments (5)

I read about theez guyz while on a plane not too long ago -- some critic in Rolling Stone or something, believe it or not, just raving about 'em, and then I completely spaced it out (surprise, surprise!)!

So glad you posted this! What a find! Where would I be without you, Al?!

In fact, I just paused your embedded YouTube of 'em so I could go to iTunes and buy the album immediately.

K-I-L-L-E-R!

Now this is the way to kick off The New Year! BBG! BBG!
January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Dig it. Thanks for posting. Keep fighting the good fight.
January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjeff
Wow... that's pretty damned impressive!.
January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Good stuff - thanks for sharing
January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
Also, had I stayed aware of 'em in 2010, I would have put this latest album plus this song on both my "Best Songs and Albums of 2010" lists, for sure.

p.s. Though I just gotta say, I like Hansel and Reckless Love better!
January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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