Monday, December 22, 2008
Sometimes I really do believe that karma exists. Like you know, if you help a little old lady cross the street and you find $5 later that day you can be like "oh snap, karma." Well, I musta been super good in a past life, because in this life I've been granted Church of Misery. It's like the bastard son produced when Geezer Butler fucked a geishasamurai and brought along satan and a stack of Marshalls with Ed Gein taking care of the camera work. Basically, the premise of the band is to be the Japanese modern day Sabbath and sing only covers (although never of Sabbath! According to them, nobody will ever be as good as the masters) or songs about serial killers. So heavy, so dense, so good. I upped two albums here. A collection of their early works and their 2001 LP Master of Brutality. There's seriously not a bad cut, a skippable track, or a shitty moment in any of it. Perfect for winter.
PS: Liner notes from Master of Brutality include this gem, “We hate trend. We hate corporate attitude. We hate the word ‘stoner’. Death to false stoners!! Let there be DOOM!!” How the fuck can you not love this shit? How? Cretin.
Church of Misery - Master of Brutality/Early Works
EDIT: Fixed the link. Definite get Houses of the Unholy too