Sunday, 29 December 2013

Doom Chart: Most Paranoid Albums of 12/29/13

Top 30 Albums
#). artist - album title
  1. Blizaro - Strange Doorways
  2. Brimstone Coven - II
  3. Arrowhead - Atomsmasher
  4. Uzala - Tales of Blood & Fire
  5. Sonic Mass - All Creatures Strange
  6. Doctor Smoke - ST EP
  7. Tombstones - Red Skies & Dead Eyes
  8. In the Company of Serpents - Of The Flock
  9. Hollow Leg - Abysmal
  10. Mountain Witch - Cold River
  11. Satan's Satyrs - Wild Beyond Belief
  12. Wounded Giant - Lightning Medicine
  13. SubRosa - More Constant Than the Gods
  14. Blackwitch Pudding - Taste the Pudding
  15. Iron Man - South of the Earth
  16. Black Skies - Circadian Meditations
  17. Ancient Warlocks - ST
  18. Crypt Trip - ST EP
  19. The Great Electric Quest - Chapter II EP
  20. Velvet Robe - Night Soil
  21. Asomvel - Knuckle Duster
  22. Sandveiss - Scream Queen
  23. Black Majik Acid - ST
  24. Sangoma - Diviner***
  25. Earth Witch - Earthbound EP***
  26. Sandrider - Godhead
  27. Sasquatch - IV
  28. Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - Walk Through Exits Only
  29. Argus - Beyond the Martyrs
  30. Motörhead - Aftershock
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Making a return trip to the top albums list this week is Sacremento, California's Black Majik Acid coming in at #23.  Up until recently the project consisted of guitarist/vocalist Sonny Dodds who wrote recorded and played everything on the album himself, but he's recently brought drummer Tyler Gottlob on board and they are set to play their first show January 9, sharing the stage with no less of personages than Blackwitch Pudding in Sacremento.  I caught on to the band when everybody and their cat was sharing the album on facebook a few months ago, unfortunately, due to other commitments, I never quite found the time to really sink my teeth into this thing.  Recently however, I caught wind of the split E.P. Black Majik Acid did with Kansas City experimental weirdos Merlin called 'Sermons of the Dead'.  It was enough of a kick in the ass to remind me to dive into 'Black Majik Acid'.

I'm glad I did.  A loose, lo-fi guitar sound wraps itself around your ears like the crimson bands of Cyttorak.  A warm bluesy feel dominates throughout with an experimental noise rock approach as interpreted by Electric Wizard, especially on the song "Fire Ritual".  'Black Majik Acid' already made my "Rising Albums" list so it's no big shock that it should make a triumphant return to the doom chart albums list, it's just disappointing that I wasted so much time not getting to know it sooner.

Look for the song "High Priestess" on the next Doom Charts songs list this Wednesday, it's the opening track on the album and its opening lick has been caught in my head all week.  After their debut show in January Black Majik Acid will also be supporting Lord Dying on an upcoming show in February.  Things seem to be moving in the right direction for Dodds and co.  The album is up for cheap download on bandcamp right now.  You and your cat should keep spreading it around as much as you can, it's a good one.

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