Alpha Male is the third full-length album from Finland’s Stoner Kings.
The album is peppered with potent, riff-laden material and prehistoric,
strong rhythms. It’s music for the ‘alpha males’ out there in general,
be it for fuel to pump up in the gym or tear down the highway on one’s
chosen vehicle of choice at maximum speed. It’s equally the soundtrack
to a good fight as it is the backdrop to the unfettered challenge –
especially in modern times – for men in modern society to ‘man-up’.
Alpha Male is
politically incorrect, a backlash against the overt PC culture of our
times. It’s unapologetic in it’s vibe, message and stance. At the same
time, it challenges the listener to question socially fed lines and
flavors of the times, in so doing borrowing from the original spirit of
rock music that was rooted in rebellion.
“What’s old is new,” states Stoner Kings vocalist
and songwriter Michael Majalahti. “We’re bringing back the backbone of
rock, as it was intended, which is anti-establishment and against the
grain. Rock music was never meant to be hip with the times. It always
called out bullshit and challenged the system. Times change and we’ve
taken it upon ourselves to do rock justice and use it for what it was
meant to be, here in the modern era.”
Opening track Fucked A.D. sets
the tone from the get-go for the entire album. It’s a song that
brazenly shows the lies fed to us en masse by the media at large, news
sources and government agencies. It exposes the social programming
besetting society while dragging the listener deep into the jerking
undertow of its violent groove. Be it the in-your-face attitude of Cro-Magnon, the sarcastic and spiteful Born Of Ape? or the boldness of Bigger Louder Harder, this album simply doesn’t let up.
let the band’s name fool you. This is not laid-back toking music to get
high to. No, this is an attitude-infested, ballsy trip to the beginning
of time, back to the Stone Age, in search for the truth. Enough
bullshit.. It’s Alpha Male heaven or beta male hell. Make your choice!
Alpha Male | Released on February 25th, 2020 via Sliptrick Records
01. Fucked A.D. | 02. Bray With The Damned | 03. Damnation’s Own | 04.
Green Machine | 05. Down To Zero | 06. Cro-Magnon | 07. Demon Cloak |
08. Born Of Ape | 09. Bringing Out The Dead | 10. Universal | 11. Bigger