In 2013, King James released their sophomore album titled 'MaXimus'. MaXimus showcases everything from driving Power Metal to Rock to 70's style noodling and rounds it all out with a heaping dose of Blues guitar riffs. If you didn't know the release date of this album you would probably say that it was released back in the 80's. The instrumental arrangements on this album with everything from Drums to Guitars, makes the band on this album, come across as a Jam-Band. This is a good thing because there just isn't many christian Jam-Bands out there. The only one that actually comes to mind is the band 'Affector'.
Lead Vocalist Jimi Bennett reminds me a lot of 80's Vocalist Joey Tempest(Europe) however, Jimi is no clone due the fact that he isn't as polished as Joey and has more of an edge to his vocal delivery.
Guitarist Rex Carroll Really shines with this album finding him playing everything from Power Metal riffs to Acoustic Guitars to Blues Guitar styles. However, the Blues Guitar work seems to stand out on this project. Were talking Blues on the same level as America's finest Blues shredder-Neal Schon(Journey). Rex quickly reminds us of where he came from with the killer solo "Maximus" that's noticeably in the veins of "Nagasake"from his former days with Whitecross.
'MaXimus' showcases a few songs that were originally on their debut release like the tunes "Hard Road To Go" , "Prisoner" , "Desperate" , & "Miracles"
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