King Of Conflict
Released: Feb 2013
King of Conflict isn't the most unique rock album ever, but throughout, The Virginmarys unleash a raw, propulsive sound. The key to the group's success is how they bring together various elements from hard rock's fractured diaspora: In other words, they're basically shaggy rocker-dudes collapsing grunge into garage into hair metal. Even better, they don't dig ballads, just ragers like "Out of Mind," "Dead Man's Shoes" and "You've Got Your Money, I've Got My Soul," on which Ally Dickaty (awesome name) howls about a poor kid wandering the forest, picking mushrooms just to make ends meet.