Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cephalic Carnage - Halls of Amenti (2002)

Halls of Amenti is bizarro death metal outfit Cephalic Carnage's excursion into doom metal. Thankfully, it's devoid of any of CC's trademark shitty jazz breakdowns/quirkiness that prevent me from fully endorsing some of their otherwise stellar full-lengths. One single, crushing, ever-shifting composition that blew my goddamn mind when it came out, and still sounds fresh in 2013. I love how the drummer (clearly a total spazz) can't keep still, so he throws in all these weird little accents and fills that you definitely won't get from your average doom metal drummer.

Also, I remember the CD liner notes said something cryptic along the lines of, "More to come...", leading some of us to believe that they were going to do more in this style. A decade and half later, nothing. Boooo.

Track listing:
1. Halls of Amenti

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