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The Bottle Doom Lazy Band : The Beast Must Die

Few bands have such an intriguing name as The Bottle Doom Lazy Band. I do not know why the band came up with it in the first place, but it represents their music perfectly. They focus their effort on the boozy traditional doom of Saint Vitus, but even though they have kept the cockyness of the giant upon whose shoulder they stand on, they have in comparison increased the heaviness and decreased the pace to allow for a slightly more laid back approach than the canonized 'Vitus. Thus this is The Bottle Doom Lazy Band. This is alcoholism on a compact disk.

In the booklet of the demo it says "Special thanks to : Fearann for Bagpipes performance on 'Muddy Love Blues'." Yes, a thousand thanks for the bagpipes! Bagpipes has to be one of the most doomy instruments of all time and here they really made a good traditional doom track into something completely unique. Makes me long for a bottle of imperial stout every time I hear it. The four tracks on this disk are all of every high quality musicianship. Catchy tunes with a very tight sound are perfectly rounded off by the deep, rusty and powerful voice of BottleBen. Even if this does sound much like a Saint Vitus revival it's clear that these guys aren't trying to copy them. This is the bands true spirit. Heck, I'm even going to go as far as to claim that of all of the Saint's children, this is their most worthy successor.

While 'The Beast Must Die' might be hard to get hold of - being a demo and all - it has been re-released on LP to allow for a wider audience to get hold of it. If you're into 80's traditional doom, particularly the Saint Vitus vein, then this is a must have. Brilliant doom metal for a beer and whiskey feast.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Howlin' Bottle Doom
2. The Beast Must Die
3. Out O' Soul
4. Muddy Love Blues

Duration : Approx. 41 minutes.

Visit the The Bottle Doom Lazy Band bandpage.

Reviewed on 13-05-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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