Kings Kaleidoscope - Zeal
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Based on 17 ratings
April 5, 2019 / Release Date
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MusicSucks
39
I didn't like this. I know I shouldn't be rating and reviewing music at first listen, but, right now, I have zero will to listen again. ever.
Looking back at the past 42 minutes, I can vaguely remember anything I liked. This was a pretentious mess, with horrible sounds, annoying falsetto voice (and terrible vocal work in general), annoying synths, fake grandiosity with the cliché choir voices echoing every syllable the singer says and the fake string intruments. The transitions were ... read more
100
One of the most impressive, immersive and powerful statements in contemporary Christian music I’ve heard. Blends chamber pop, hip hop, gospel, grunge, and math rock riffs with clear and crisp songwriting skillfully. The theme and overall impact of this record is encouraging and much needed
75
Kings Kaleidoscope. A band in which hasn’t really caught my ear completely since their album releases from previous years (besides the mixtape The Beauty Between which I actually quite enjoyed). But this album really caught my attention.

From the singles leading up to this album, it really sounded like Kings Kaleidoscope were really going experimental. Although Kings were never really afraid to break new grounds in music, the singles really sounded refreshing. Chad Gardener, the lead ... read more
josh7047
85
Grew on me over time.

Things I like: I loved the genre bending of Jazz, Rock, Pop and even orchestral sounds together in a unique way. Lyrically this is a great album for Christians stuck in a rut. The rush 3-parter is some of my favorite music of the year.

Things I don't like: This album felt a bit disjointed. "Flat on the Inside (A word)" feels out of place and doesn't really add much. "A Little bit of Faith" feels like an afterthought that was glued on the end of ... read more
91
Double K returns in splashing colors with its most abstract and meditative piece yet.

Best: Breathing Infinity (The Rush, Pt. 1); Jumping from Jaded Heights (The Rush, Pt. 2); On to the Light (The Rush, Pt. 3); Same Blood; Backwards; Hero Over My Head; A Little Bit of Faith; Naked Feet & Holy Fire; Aimless Knight; The Coma

Fair: Oxygen; Flat on the Inside (A Word)

Worst: About to Break
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