Church of Misery, Master of Brutality

Often regaled as their best album, this homage to Sab’s third album (witness the alternate cover for the header of this article), is actually more bluesy than one would expect: the coolest Tom Waits-esque singing metal voice (I love a good, raspy distinct voice that can actually sing), sounding utterly non-Japanese stereotyped, and featuring songs featuring solos that sound like slightly-distorted acoustic guitars, all the way to including solos from distorted-to-shit basses that sound like Cliff Burton resurrected….

all while describing serial killers.

Go on. Listen–


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