.

20 Best Metal Albums of 2013

13

Church of Misery, 'My Kingdom Scum'


Church of Misery, 'My Kingdom Scum'
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records
13/20

Little has changed for Japanese metal doomsayers Church of Misery since they put out their 2001 debut, a record that features serial killer John Wayne Gacy on the cover and bore the punny Sabbath title Master of Brutality. Their fifth album, Thy Kingdom Scum, still bulges with bluesy Tony Iommi-inspired riffs, murder-minded allusions, audio samples and even a steroidal cover of Seventies proggers Quartermass' "One Blind Mice." Other bands have turned on and tuned down to the formula before, but few have made it the sort of acid-trip-gone-bad that Church of Misery have on this record. 

Quick Jump


blog comments powered by Disqus
 
www.expandtheroom.com