King Dude

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Tonight's Special Death Love (2010), 5/10
Love (2011), 6/10
Burning Daylight (2012), 6.5/10

Seattle's Book of the Black Earth released mediocre heavy-metal albums: I, II, III (2004), The Feast (2006), Horoskopus (2008) and The Cold Testament (2011). Their frontman T.J Cowgill, however, emerged as an unusual singer-songwriter under the moniker King Dude, pioneering a gloomy fusion of alt-country and apocalyptic folk (Death In June, Current 93) on Tonight's Special Death Love (2010), with the evocative River Of Gold, and especially Love (2011), with the lilting country-rock lullaby Lucifer Light of the World and the trotting In The Eyes Of The Lord somewhere between a pirate singalong and George Harrison's My Sweet Lord.

Burning Daylight (Dais, 2012) further increased the dose of gloom and fear. Holy Land, propelled by voodoo tribal drumming, crosses Suicide-ian vocals and Duane Eddy-ian twang. The locomotive blues Jesus In The Courtyard borrows the most sorrowful accents of Tom Waits' gravely voice. This time the references multiply: Chris Isaak, Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, etc. If the first two albums were very personal, this one often sounds like a sweeping tribute to the 1950s but done by a horror-movie specialist, the dark overtones sinking the grand ballad You Can Break My Heart as well as the raw rockabilly stomp I Know You're Mine, all the way to the twisted gospel hymn Lord I'm Coming Home.

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