TOWER RECORDS JAPAN
RETRIBUTION NETWORK JAPAN
“If you’ve been on the hunt for some top-shelf, old school-flavored hardcore buoyed by a subtle groove and swing as well as fist-pump primed anthemic lyrics… well, on Raise a Glass, KINGS NEVER DIE delivers”.
“On the rousing song, (Raise A Glass) that is both a throwback to the glory years of punk, but also fresh for 2020!
“Raise A Glass” is a great hymn full of punk vibes, which is fun and nostalgic at the same time, singing of great past times, friends gone. So let’s raise the glass and celebrate love and life because the song is over to quickly”.
“Can you imagine a song that starts like Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, then goes into a Beethoven’s Fifth Simphony vibe and suddenly turning into a Crossover with a strong taste of Metallica?
Yeah, there is such a song and its name is “Before My Time” from Kings Never Die.
“There is news to report from the Big Apple. Kings Never Die cut their first EP and how could it be otherwise, it is a flawless hardcore band. Musically they will definitely make some waves in the scene. You can stick through the four tracks in the most pleasant way. Sing-along parts, fat guitar riffs, loud, raw and wild. The way it should be”.
“Kings Never Die meld together the riffs, and it sounds like being bludgeoned by a concrete block at times. Dylan Gadino on vocals channels this anger, spitting out the lines with a real fury, “You Never Know What You Might Find” is a kind of punk anthem, it is one that would be best played in a drunken moshpit”.
“Just when thoughts that hardcore strained through a punk sieve hadn’t given us much lately, Kings Never Die show up armed with a four track EP, Raise A Glass, to prove the naysayers wrong. Their hardcore is street tough and metallic by nature, their punk is a bouncing good time that hits on all cylinders”.
“When you put 5 people in a room who have represented some of the best hardcore bands, you can bet some magic will be created. Case in point, Kings Never Die”