Keaton Preston started off 2019 with a head ringing bang. The Los Angeles-based EDM rocker, who runs around town under his Sullivan King moniker, has a newly released four-track EP, The Demented. Rich in undulating bass and overflowing with a lively spirit, the range of style King expresses in this EP is unlike anything he’s shared before. King brilliantly mashes his familiar world of rock-n-roll and deathstep with enchanting REZZ-adjacent samples and sounds.
The EP kicks off with “The Demented” that begins with King’s fiery guitar skills and fearless vocals, then he quickly throws listeners for a loop with the drop. This surprisingly midtempo direction is flawlessly merged with King’s unique rocker style. Following suit is “Lie,” which shudders and shocks yet again with its bass-heavy, electro house rhythm. Both tunes are filled with a rare energetic tone that fans are surely going to appreciate and admire from this traditionally hardcore creator.
Sullivan King’s longtime friend Grabbitz is featured in the third track “Show Stopper” that brings a whole new fiery resonance to the project. This tune shakes listeners with edgy rap lyrics and deep dubstep beats. Squeezing this track in the middle of the EP made a bold statement for this suitable duo. The Demented wraps up rather seamlessly with an unexpected acoustic version of “Don’t Care” from King’s 2017 House of Wolves EP. This track showcases King’s pure talent with his guitar and original vocals.
Sullivan King is continually proving he’s mastered the art of blending metal and electronic music, with live performances consisting of the use of a Guitar Wing combined with pre-recorded loops and sounds. He’s been one of Excision‘s favorite openers and will be joining the dubstep mogul on his upcoming Apex Tour.