“A Curse” off All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood
It is my opinion that it takes unique individuals to create engaging music, regardless of the genre. While genres will influence the individuals, there is something within them that drives and motivates them to create something new and fresh. Countless examples exist and yet only few truly succeed at producing quality and original sounds. Lee Buford and Chip King make up the Body and no, that’s not an homage to the Judea-Christian belief of the body of Christ, more of an allusion. In fact, Buford and King are about as far from religious as you could get, citing influences ranging from Manson to Body Count.
In their first full-length, All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, they evoke some of that religious imagery in an epic and yet hard to classify doom metal album. It’s not as straight forward as Candlemass and not nearly as quintessential as Jucifer, although the two’s lifestyle does resemble some sort of hermithood. Bearing beards, toting rifles and being tough guys in general. If I had to put a nail on the head of All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, I’d push it more towards something Edgy would have listened to while recording Burning Witch’s catalog. Depressing and emotional is an understatement.
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