Church of Misery

Master of Brutality, and The Second Coming (Metal Blade)

Metallurgy

Church of Misery

Master of Brutality (Metal Blade)
The Second Coming (Metal Blade)

In 2001, Southern Lord Records pressed proper Church of Misery debut Master of Brutality, which fast became an out-of-print commodity. Sophomore wing-spreader The Second Coming never saw an American release. Both boast rebirth, a revelatory sonic upgrade bestowed on the former's Sabbath-arted introduction to the Japanese blues atomizer's serial killer songs. Yoshiakki Negishi's black-tar vocals coat eight-minute doom rider "Killifornia (Ed Kemper)," but quintessential frontman Hideki Fukasawa on Second Coming erupts greatest hits "I, Motherfucker (Ted Bundy)" and "Filth Bitch Boogie (Aileen Wournos)." Each LP nestles key covers, Blue Öyster Cult's "Cities on Flame" and a murderous Cactus spike on Second Coming, and both stretch out epic bonus tracks, notably Master's 17-minute live "Lucifer Rising." (Both) ****

READ MORE
More Church of Misery
Phases & Stages
Church of Misery, and Coffins
Thy Kingdom Scum, The Fleshland (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Sept. 6, 2013

Metallurgy
Church of Misery / Coffins
Thy Kingdom Scum (Metal Blade), The Fleshland (Relapse) (Record Review)

Raoul Hernandez, Aug. 2, 2013

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Wild Tinderbox
Wild Tinderbox (Record Review)

Bryan Rolli, Dec. 2, 2016

Texas Platters
Brownout
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Vol. II (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, Nov. 25, 2016

More by Raoul Hernandez
Alejandro Escovedo Grinds Axes at <i>ACL</i>
Alejandro Escovedo Grinds Axes at ACL
Austin escapee kicks out the jams in his fifth taping for PBS

Dec. 1, 2016

Texas Platters
All ATX Vol. 4
Low Down Violet Crown (Record Review)

Dec. 2, 2016

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Church of Misery

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)