Thursday, 13 June 2013

Church of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum

Yeah, Swang it baby.

No, really, just do it. This album falls into a special category: Albums by contemporary doom bands that undermine Black Sabbath's relevance in 2013.

This is how you doom. No compromises, giant riffs, time changes, gutsy solos all in the mode of minor pentatonic.

Sounds like it should be boring. Sounds like it has been done.

Well it's not. And it hasn't, not like this.

Production is splendid the album sounding like it was smashed out by dudes in a room. Fidelity goes far but crashes before it sounds too clean, too processed. This is some seriously heroic Twenty-First Century doom - go away pretenders, Church of Misery have released the best album of their career.

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