Saturday, June 17, 2017

Burning Witch - Crippled Lucifer (Seven Psalms for Our Lord of Light) (1998)

Sarin - Nihilist (1996)
Lotus Eaters - Alienist on a Pale Horse (2001)
KTL - 2 (2007)
Sunn O))) - ØØ Void (2000) + Dømkirke (2008)
Sunn O))) - Rehearsal Demo Nov 11 2011 (2012)

After Thorr's Hammer and before Sunn O))), there was Burning Witch. Extended repeated cycles of warped, punishingly heavy riffs, sharp, hard-hitting drums, and a vocalist who alternates between ritualistic singing and a deranged shriek. A triumph of drug-addled misery. One of my top 10 doom metal albums, hands-down, even though it's technically a compilation of two EPs.

Track listing:
1. Warning Signs
2. Stillborn
3. History of Hell
4. Sacred Predictions
5. Country Doctor
6. Tower Place
7. Sea Hag

I showed you my big mistake

You will also like:
Boris -
Amplifier Worship (1998)
Buried at Sea -
Migration (2003)

1 comment:

  1. There is no better doom record than this. "Sea Hag" is downright monolithic.