CHURCH OF MISERY 'Thy Kingdom Scum'
Thy Kingdom Scumis is CHURCH OF MISERY's fourth full length record and is their most brutally heavy yet. The songwriting has matured and the individual performances more dynamic and intense. Dense and chunky riffs are mainly based on 70’s style hard rock/blues rock, which are combined with Hideki’s harcocre influenced growling the Kraut-rock-style-analog synthesizer. These elements add unique touches to their doom sound, making them totally different to any other bands currently in the scene. As usual. the bloodthirsty lyrics are all about the serial killers, which is another interest of the doom-riff-god Tatsu Mikami (bass guitar). The mind-blowing sounds and sanguinary song themes mutually effected and this kind of mood is evidently doom. The cover song One Blind Mice was originally written by 70’s UK Hammond organ hard rock outfit Quatermass. The song was murdered by Church Of Misery and then was reborn as another evil ghoul. Their doom/psychedelic essences are dragged by 13-minute-epic Dusseldorf Monster (Peter Kurten). This kind of heavyweights are not often heard in current rock/metal genre in which lightweight scum are spreading here and there. Thy Kingdom Scum shows another criterion of doom/rock/metal, which should be.