Compared to be a southern version of the past years rock revolutionaries The Strokes, Kings of Leon has really reached the main room of music as the summer and festivals are approaching. The Tennessee band released their new album ‘Only By The Night’ last year and has so far reached their biggest success, so what about Kings of Leon?
Claimed as a experimental rock band, Kings of Leon has emerged trough the 00’s discovering exploring and become an act fitting in to the music transition that I would like to refer is happening right now. We have reached a part of our age here in the late 00’s where we can see a what’s becoming birth of a new regonized era, a reinvention of Rock & Roll is around the corner, the difference is that it comes in a new kind of outfit, the experimental, highly technical music like The Strokes, The Killers, The Hives have all been around for quite a while, but it’s not until now when we can finally enjoy the music daily on the pop radio channels all around the world.
What Kings of Leon are, is that they are the latest piece to the puzzle, a great band who comes in and stabilizes the new somewhat underground music movement that slowly reaches the surface of the unknown mass effected population and with their fast, energic and mellow rock they approach a different appeal than the Hives does for instant. Kings of Leon fits everyone and what the music falls back on is the basic fundamentals of what the rock/punk that we faced in the early 00’s carried on.
Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park was on the other hand our of my world to find any interest in and that explains the less-so-functional era that ended as fast as it showed up. What Kings of Leon does is that it stabilizes a in between that has a chance to appeal to the mass media effected population and hopefully turns things around, at least a little bit. Like the aces or kings in a deck of Cards, enjoy Kings of Leon, I will and I am!