"Solomon King and his band have given us a set that pays tribute to a lot of classic music, while also updating it."
Music Street Journal December 2021
"Solomon King & The Chosen’s style follows a long line of American traditional music. One hears both the sounds of city life and the swamp contained within. King stands far outside of contemporary pop music, drawing upon inspirations nearly as old as the United States themselves. He’s like a lone bluesman that’s never been able to completely escape the blues. He may comment on contemporary culture, but his feelings are always seen through the lens of traditional blues. He didn’t choose this path; he was chosen by it."
Skope Magazine September 28, 2021
"Solomon King gives us a nostalgic vibe, and the raw and emotional voice of the artist enthralled us!"
Just Fame September 26, 2021
"Against a backdrop of delightfully swanky guitar melodies, Solomon King’s vocals are reminiscent of icons like Lou Reed, as they feature rich lyrical monologues, delivered in a storytelling fashion."
Stepkid September 27, 2021
"King and his band, who've been tightening their infectious sound with over 100 gigs from Chicago to the West Coast and Hawaii, finish off the record [Train] with two standout tunes. The title song, Train, resonates with Lou Reed's machismo. It opens with a thunderous rhythm section, overlaid by dual guitars that burn with fuzzy power chords, and it's all driven by King's slow, swaggering vocals."
Huffpost March 2013
"A really great album from one of the better Singers, Songwriters, and Guitarists performing nowadays. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed.”
John Vermilyea Blues Underground Network
"There is a place where blues is swallowed up by an apocalyptic howl, where country music beats out a rhythm that seems to echo the primal heartbeat pulse of ancient America and where rock music is subsumed to burn in the fires of hell. It is a place that the likes of Johnny Cash passed through, which Nick Cave knew well and which held a bar tab open for Tom Waits. Solomon King also seems to be a frequent visitor to this strange sonic plane of existence and No 5, the latest album from him and his chosen few is another take on providing a soundtrack for this damned place."
Dancing About Architecture September 27, 2021
'“No. 5' shows off the power of Solomon King & The Chosen in creating a world that is distinctly his own, a sheer fervor to it that draw the listener into his unique aural universe."
"The group provides the listener with an organic terrain that eloquently evolves into the perfect platform for Solomon King’s vocal expertise as demonstrated on songs like Xenia’s Blues and Queen of Diamonds. No. 5 by Solomon King & The Chosen is an exceptional album that will have you revisiting its boundaries again and again."
Warlock Asylum October 1, 2021