Church Of Misery – “The Second Coming”

Church Of Misery – “The Second Coming” (Metal Blade Records / Rise Above Records)

Well, what can I say about this Japanese stoner / noise / doom band that I didn’t say in my previous review? Typifying the noise bands of the late 90s, Church Of Misery were a weighty contender to ‘most-insane-noise’ of the decade! Aptly titled, “The Second Coming” was indeed their second full length album released in 2004, and although their songs continued to be named after serial killers like ‘Filth Bitch Boogie (Aileen Wuornos)’ and ‘I, Motherfucker (Ted Bundy)’, their style became less noise driven and more psychedelically rock influenced reflected in their cover of Cactus’s ‘One Way…Or Another’, whilst on other tracks the vocals almost resemble shamanic chanting. That said, “The Second Coming” is still a heavy duty slab even after all these years and proof of Church Of Misery’s contribution in the annals of doom.

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