Fit For A King is a Christian/Metal/Hardcore quintet out of Tyler, Texas. Founded in 2007, they released their debut album “Descendents” in 2011 through Solid State Records. Now they’re back in 2013 with their latest effort “Creation/Destruction” which drops on March 12th, 2013. C/D is a huge improvement over their already amazing debut. While not a perfect record, it has plenty of promise and is sure to be bring them new fans and strengthen their current fanbase’s support for them.
Creation/Destruction is an amazing record with plenty of standout tracks. Starting out with the eight second intro track Creation, it hits the track fast with Warpath after it. There isn’t a bad track on the album. A significant difference in one track and therefore a standout track in ways Skin & Bones, which is the halfway point, and a good cool down before the last five tracks of the album. The standout track from the first half of the album is Hollow King (Sound Of The End) simply because it shows a lot of the improvement this band has made since Descendants Blasting through the last half, the standout track there is Destruction. One of the heaviest tracks on the album, this is an amazing finish to an already stellar release.
While this is not inherently their fault, some will put this down as a somewhat generic metalcore album. It has some generic tones to it, but in this genre, innovation can sometimes lead to failure. But, Fit For A King has done some innovation here so it’s not all bad. That complaint aside, this album can still knock you out of your seat, and is well worth a listen.
All in all, Creation/Destruction is an amazing follow up to Descendants and there is much promise for this quintet metalcore outfit from Texas. Do yourself a favor and pick this album up if you are a fan of the genre. It’s a near guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Standout tracks: Hollow King (Sound Of The End), Skin & Bones, Destruction
Final Grade: 8.5/10