"The message of the band is like water, their fans like a fresh sponge anxious to be soaked with the themes that Zirlinger, Palumbo, DelVecchio and Dammacco convey."
- Elisabeth Turner, WaxWire Magazine (February 2013)
"With a burning ambition to succeed and an unwavering loyalty to their fan base...[Face The King] are a great example for aspiring bands on how to get a break in the industry."
- Tim Whale, Indie Bands Blog (August 2012)
"These guys are lightning bolts in sound and stage. They make me want to steal someone’s lighter and do the classic, flammable wave (long before cell phones were the cool thing)."
- Caitlin Hoffman, Bigger Than Beyonce (March 2012)
"If you’ve never heard Face The King, I’d prepare yourselves to get familiar with them in 2012. Already getting ready for the new year, Face The King has made a list of resolutions, a few of which include selling out Gramercy Theater, selling out an out-of-state show, finishing the “greatest record ever,” and landing a major label deal. If a band can do this in 2012, my money is on Face The King."
- Free Gotham, (January 2012)
"Sounding a bit like Bono fronting Radiohead...Their sound is polished and they have hooks in all the right places...I can easily picture them playing for a sea of people, guys with their girl on their shoulders, hands waving back and forth in the air, an occasional exposed breast. You get the picture."
- J.R. Oliver, Ear Candy (December 2011)
"Those familiar with early Radiohead tracks, particularly Pablo Honey’s “How Do You?” and “Blow Out”, remember a band that had the potential to become a band of somber introspection (which they later became) or of fervent intensity. “The Burning And The Falling Down” is what they’d have sounded like had they chose the latter."
- Michael Natale, Loomings (November 2011)
"Some bands just capture the attention of the audience. The first time they played at The Room there wasn't a person in the building that wasn't paying attention. Their attention to every detail in their performance is refreshing. They care about their sound. They care about their audience. Their personalities are evidence of that. When they play The Garden... I will be in the Front Row."
- Vern Nickerson. The Room (August 2011)
"Face the King is an adventure waiting to be unleashed. The Burning and the Falling Down feature 5 tracks that take the listener on a voyage. As you listen your taken out of your reality and into the music. Face the King is an intense sonic experience that you will never forget."
- Playgroundz.net (July 2011)
"Face The King is bringing Alt-Rock to the masses of NYC. In a short time (formed in 2009) Face The King has gained a loyal following based on their consistent growth and genuine emotion they put into each song they write and perform."
- Matthew Parness, NY Rock Scene (June 2011)
"Take the best parts of your favorite local bands, The Mercurial and SEER, and combine them with the writing and talent of national heroes such as Muse, Kings Of Leon, and Radiohead, and you get Face The King and their atmospheric kick your ass rock n' roll."
Mike Watts, VuDu Studio (As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter, Hopesfall), (June 2011)
"I have booked and watched thousands of up-and-coming rock bands in the Northeast over the last few years and Face the King is hands down, one of the best bands I have ever seen."
- Cary Tamura, Tech-9 Music, LLC, Gotham Rocks & No Mercy Metal (May 2011)
"New Face The King EP (The Burning & The Falling Down) is an endless car ride on a long melodic highway that will lead in several directions."
Radio J, Aural Fix Radio
"Face the King is something else, something a bit darker...with a voice that sounds like Matthew Bellamy of Muse but grittier... Face the King does not sound like any other pop punk band on Long Island."
Mike Ferrari, Aural Fix (September 2010)
"Critical and fan raves have put the band into the upper echelon of arena acts."
- Good Times Magazine (June 2010)
"Fresh off their win at the New York Unsigned Band Festival is Face the King, an alternative hard rock band based on Long Island. Including former members of SEER and The Mercurial, in just under a year since it's creation, Face the King has become a force to be reckoned with. Heavy riffs, driving drum beats and multi-layered vocals creates the band's hard rocking sound, with a hauntingly ethereal quality to it."
- Ilana Redler, South Shore Sounds - L & M Publications (May 2010)
"Face the King is a new amazing band straight out of Long Island, NY. This band has such a unique and amazing sound, not to mention a singer whos voice could rival Chris Cornell. These boys are onto something amazing and will be a force to be rekoned with in 2010."
- Cassie Ryan, Lyrical Lust (Jan 2010)
"The Music, absolutely incredible... blew me away. I haven't raved about a band to people in about 15 years... tonight... I gotta tell you... Face The King, Thumbs Up! The Place was packed, people put their hands together when asked to... Quite Impressive. I'd see them again tomorrow!"
- FredBrooklyn, FredBrooklyn PODCAST (Dec 2009)