Acid King, the reigning heavy rock royalty, has unleashed their highly anticipated album, “Beyond Vision,” marking their triumphant return since 2015’s “Middle Of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere.” True to their legacy, Acid King delivers an onslaught of monolithic riffs and bone-rattling tones that have become their trademark.
“Beyond Vision” was born from an experimental mindset and blossomed into a gateway to a silver-lit future. Longtime producer Billy Anderson captures the band’s raw power, as blistering guitars and swirling power dirges collide. The album’s tracks seamlessly flow into one another, devoid of traditional beginnings or endings, propelled by an undulating, lysergic pulse that carries listeners on a cosmic voyage of their choosing.
Tracing the winding path of interplanetary existence, “Beyond Vision” stands as a monumental return, signaling a new era for Acid King. The band’s pioneering influence on thundering, swinging, and mind-altering doom is undeniable, and this album solidifies their status as visionaries in the genre.
Acid King’s sound is a relentless force, intertwining weighty riffs with hypnotic grooves that burrow deep into the psyche. The sheer sonic density reverberates through each track, evoking a sense of primal energy and unyielding power. Lori S.’s haunting vocals soar above the sonic landscape, weaving tales that transport listeners to realms both familiar and otherworldly.
“Beyond Vision” is a testament to Acid King’s mastery of their craft, showcasing their ability to conjure dark, atmospheric realms with unmatched precision. The album’s ethereal journey captivates from start to finish, enveloping the listener in a sonic embrace that is simultaneously mesmerizing and cathartic.
With this release, Acid King reaffirms their position as the true titans of doom and stoner metal. “Beyond Vision” is a sonic monument, a testament to the band’s enduring influence and unwavering dedication to pushing the boundaries of heavy music. Prepare to be engulfed by Acid King’s unyielding might as they usher in a new era of transcendent sonic exploration.
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Released by Blues Funeral Recordings on March 24, 2023
Music source for review – Bandcamp