Complete List Of Fit For A King Albums And Discography

Fit For A King Albums

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Fit for a King, often abbreviated as FFAK, is an American metalcore band from Tyler, Texas, formed in 2007. The original lineup included Jared Easterling, Aaron Decur, Justin Juno, Jared McFerron, Alex Danforth, and Jed McNeill. The band initially focused on local and regional performances, releasing two EPs, Fit for a King (2008) and Awaken the Vesper (2009). The band’s lineup evolved over the years, with Ryan Kirby joining as the lead vocalist in 2010, followed by his Bodies Awake bandmate Bobby Lynge on guitar. Their first independent studio album, Descendants, was released in 2011, garnering a growing following, particularly with the release of the music video for “Ancient Waters.” Below is the Complete List Of Fit For A King Albums And Discography.

Fit for a King EP 

Released in 2008

Fit for a King is the debut EP by the American metalcore band Fit for a King. This EP served as a foundational stone for the band, showcasing their early sound and thematic exploration. The album was recorded at an undisclosed location, capturing the raw energy and passion that would later become characteristic of the band’s style. Despite its limited initial reach, this EP played a significant role in Fit for a King’s journey towards becoming a notable name in the metalcore genre.

The EP features the original lineup of the band, with Ryan Kirby on lead vocals, delivering intense and emotional performances. Bobby Lynge and Justin Hamra provided the heavy and intricate guitar work, while Aaron Decur contributes the powerful bass lines. Jared Easterling’s drumming added the necessary aggression and rhythm to the band’s sound.

Track Listing:

  1. “Illusions” – 3:40
  2. “A Love That Transcends Understanding” – 4:25
  3. “The Architect” – 4:10
  4. “Hollow Eyes” – 3:50
  5. “The Unseen” – 4:05

Awaken the Vesper

Released in 2009

Awaken the Vesper is the second EP by the American metalcore band Fit for a King. This EP represented an evolutionary step for the band, showcasing a development in their sound and lyrical themes. The recording of this EP took place after the band’s initial foray into the metalcore scene with their debut EP, allowing them to refine their style and approach.

The lineup for Fit for a King during the creation of Awaken the Vesper included Ryan Kirby, who continued to lend his powerful vocals, imbuing the tracks with a mix of ferocity and emotional depth. The guitar work was handled by Bobby Lynge and Justin Hamra, who contributed to the EP’s dynamic and heavy sound. Aaron Decur on bass and Jared Easterling on drums completed the lineup.

Track Listing:

  1. “Into the Storm” – 4:05
  2. “The Unseen” – 4:15
  3. “A Love That Transcends Understanding” – 4:30
  4. “Hollow Eyes” – 3:45
  5. “The Architect” – 4:20

Descendants

Released: November 29, 2011

Descendants, the debut album by Fit For A King, marked the band’s entry into the metalcore scene. It showcased a blend of aggressive guitar riffs, breakdowns, and melodic elements, setting the tone for their future works. The album features Ryan Kirby on vocals, Bobby Lynge and Justin Hamra on guitars, Jared Easterling on drums, and Aaron Decur on bass. Produced by Andreas Magnusson, it was recorded at Planet Red Studios in Richmond, Virginia.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Il Diluvio” – 0:49
  2. “Ancient Waters” – 3:33
  3. “Buried” – 4:07
  4. “Parallels” – 4:57
  5. “The Architect” – 3:43
  6. “Descendants” – 4:36
  7. “Hollow Eyes” – 3:43
  8. “The Roots Within” – 4:05
  9. “The Faint, The Desolate” – 3:38
  10. “Keep Me Alive” – 3:30
  11. “A Greater Sense of Self” – 3:23
  12. “Bitter End” – 4:03

Creation/Destruction

Released: March 12, 2013

With their second album, Creation/Destruction, Fit For A King cemented their position in the metalcore genre. The album was heavier and more refined compared to their debut, with intense vocals and powerful lyrics. Ryan Kirby (vocals), Bobby Lynge (guitar), Aaron Kadura (bass), and Jared Easterling (drums) comprised the lineup. Produced by Andreas Magnusson, the album was recorded at Planet Red Studios.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Creation” – 1:30
  2. “Warpath” – 3:56
  3. “Hollow King (Sound of the End)” – 4:04
  4. “Broken Fame” – 3:59
  5. “Bitter End” – 3:53
  6. “Skin & Bones” – 4:03
  7. “The Resistance” – 3:49
  8. “Identity” – 3:52
  9. “The Lioness” – 4:04
  10. “Eyes to See” – 3:35
  11. “Destruction” – 1:23

Slave to Nothing

Released: October 14, 2014

Slave to Nothing further evolved Fit For A King’s sound, emphasizing both the heavy and melodic aspects of metalcore. The album’s lyrical themes explored addiction, faith, and personal struggles. The band’s lineup featured Ryan Kirby on vocals, Bobby Lynge and Ryan O’Leary on guitars, Jared Easterling on drums, and Aaron Kadura on bass. Produced by Will Putney, the album was recorded at The Machine Shop in Belleville, New Jersey. It garnered significant attention, charting on the Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Kill the Pain” – 3:36
  2. “Young & Undeserving” – 3:57
  3. “Slave to Nothing” (featuring Mattie Montgomery) – 3:57
  4. “Break Away” – 3:32
  5. “Hooked” – 3:07
  6. “Selfish Eyes” – 3:42
  7. “A Greater Sense of Self” – 3:37
  8. “Forever Unbroken” – 3:27
  9. “Impostor” – 3:21
  10. “Cleanse My Soul” – 3:45
  11. “The Final Thoughts of a Dying Man” – 4:46

Deathgrip

Released: October 7, 2016

With Deathgrip, Fit For A King delivered an album that was both lyrically profound and musically intense. The album explored themes of death, fear, and existential despair, resonating deeply with fans. The lineup included Ryan Kirby on vocals, Bobby Lynge and Tuck O’Leary on guitars, Jared Easterling on drums, and Ryan O’Leary on bass. Produced by Nick Sampson, Deathgrip was recorded at 37 Studios in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The End’s Beginning” – 1:16
  2. “Pissed Off” – 3:05
  3. “Dead Memory” (featuring Jake Luhrs) – 3:50
  4. “Cold Room” – 3:36
  5. “Disease” – 3:30
  6. “Shadows & Echoes” – 3:59
  7. “More Than Nameless” – 3:19
  8. “We Are All Lost” – 3:50
  9. “Unclaimed, Unloved” – 3:34
  10. “Stacking Bodies” (featuring Levi Benton) – 3:22
  11. “Deathgrip” – 4:08

Dark Skies

Released: September 14, 2018

Dark Skies, Fit For A King’s fifth studio album, showcased the band’s growth and maturity, both in terms of musical complexity and lyrical depth. The album’s themes revolved around mental health, personal struggles, and societal issues. Ryan Kirby (vocals), Bobby Lynge (guitar), Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary (bass, vocals), and Jared Easterling (drums) were the contributing musicians. Produced by Drew Fulk, the album was recorded at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, New Jersey.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Engraved” – 3:47
  2. “The Price of Agony” – 4:00
  3. “Backbreaker” – 3:02
  4. “Anthem of the Defeated” – 3:10
  5. “When Everything Means Nothing” – 3:44
  6. “Youth | Division” – 2:57
  7. “Shattered Glass” – 3:21
  8. “Tower of Pain” – 4:24
  9. “Debts of the Soul” – 2:11
  10. “Oblivion” – 4:00

The Path

Released: September 18, 2020

The Path, the sixth studio album by Fit For A King, represented a slight shift in their sound, incorporating more melodic elements while retaining their signature heavy style. The album’s lyrics explored themes of perseverance, determination, and overcoming adversity. The lineup remained consistent with Ryan Kirby on vocals, Bobby Lynge and Daniel Gailey on guitars, Ryan O’Leary on bass, and Jared Easterling on drums. Produced by Drew Fulk, The Path was recorded at Think Loud Studios in York, Pennsylvania.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Face of Hate” – 3:36
  2. “Breaking the Mirror” – 3:34
  3. “Annihilation” – 3:10
  4. “The Path” – 3:33
  5. “Prophet” – 3:21
  6. “Locked in My Head” – 3:12
  7. “God of Fire” – 3:23
  8. “Stockholm” – 3:32
  9. “Louder Voice” – 3:21
  10. “Vendetta” – 3:33

The Hell We Create

Released October 2022

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Hell We Create” – 4:14
  2. “End (The Other Side)” – 3:50
  3. “Falling Through the Sky” – 4:21
  4. “Sink Below” – 3:08
  5. “Reaper” – 3:19
  6. “Times Like This” (featuring Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside) – 4:09
  7. “Eyes Roll Back” – 3:29
  8. “Fracture” – 3:23
  9. “Reaching Out” – 4:21

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