2021 Best of Metal: #2 King Buffalo-The Burden of Restlessness

Origin: Rochester, NY

Release date: 6/4/2021

Personnel: Sean McVay-vox/guitar, Dan Reynolds-bass, Scott Donaldson-drums

This is how it’s done. Simply a perfect example of a perfectly put together stoner album. This album has hooks for days and the repetitive use of these hooks within the songs will serve as a perfectly vehicle to worm themselves firmly within your brain. King Buffalo, along with Elder, represent the best practitioners of this sort of jam band stoner metal. It feels like they have crafted their definitive statement with The Burden of Restlessness. Masterpiece level shit right here.

5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

2. King Buffalo-The Burden of Restlessness
3. Mastodon-Hushed and Grim
4. Gojira-Fortitude
5. Tribulation-Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
6. Dream Theater-A View From the Top of the World
7. Exodus-Persona Non Grata
8. Khemmis-Deceiver
9. Carcass-Torn Arteries
10. Omnium Gatherum-Origin
11. Be’Lakor-Coherence
12. Hooded Menace-The Tritonus Bell
13. Quicksand-Distant Populations
14. Harakiri For the Sky-Maere
15. Converge and Chelsea Wolfe-Bloodmoon: I
16. At The Gates-The Nightmare of Being
17. The Vintage Caravan-Monuments
18. Nervosa-Perpetual Chaos
19. Baest-Necro Sapiens
20. Agrypnie-Metamorphosis

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