I don't know what has happened to KING'S X. Albums like "Gretchen Goes To Nebraska" or "Out Of The Silent Planet" were classics, but all of the following albums had not been bad, but lacking power!
Sure, the guys are brilliant musicians and the BEATLES-esque choruses are well arranged, but I miss the crunch. Not that the mentioned albums had been super-heavy crackers... But they just had more drive and power! "Manic Moonlight" is trickling away, the melodies and choruses still are good, but the whole thing is just too lame!
Why a renowned Metal (!)-label like Metal Blade has such a softie-band under contract remains a complete mystery to me. The ideal soundtrack for all insomniacs!