Label: Stereohead Records
Scheduled Release Date: January 21, 2013
Reviewed: November 18, 2012
Truth Button is the new album from UK Progressive rock band, KingBathmat. A collection of 6 tracks that fuse and cross-pollinate the musical genres of progressive rock, grunge, psychedelia and experimental rock to concoct a vibrant intoxicating brew of complex, intricate melodies and heavy bludgeoning riffs all contained within a running time of approximately 50 minutes.
Truth Buttondeals with an underlying theme of technophobia and social disconnection due to the ever-growing trivial use of modern technology. Truth Button calls for the advancement of technology to be employed to make the truth more transparent as opposed to it being exploited to confuse, convolute and restrict us.
Serious connoisseurs of intelligent, progressive rock will absolutely love and devour Truth Button due to its brilliantly sophisticated compositions and sounds. I would definitely put KingBathmat at the same level as early Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer as well as bands like Spock’s Beard and Dream Theater.
In the coming year Stereohead Records will be re-releasing the entire KingBathmat back catalogue, and by doing so, revealing a progressive rock legacy that has been languishing in the shadows, out of sight, for far too long. After listening to Truth Button, you newly created fans will definitely want to order the KingBathmat catalog for your personal listening library.
KingBathmat’s 6th studio album will be released on Stereohead Records with worldwide physical and digital distribution by Code 7 on January 21, 2013.