2008 - Dømkirke
Dømkirke is perfectly suited to be a vinyl-only release. Coming from the collector-oriented doom-metal aficionados at Southern Lord Recordings, these two 180 gram slabs of vinyl absolutely bring out the "warmth" (or, should I say "coldth") of the Bergen, Norway cathedral where it was recorded live. The first track is especially well-suited, as ex-Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar belts out Satanic Gregorian chant music over the rumble of an ancient pipe organ and Sunn O)))'s deliciously barbiturate brand of sonic evil. The highlight, though, is "Cannon," a song so dark that gargoyles are sure to rise off these drab gray buildings and swallow innocent souls raw. Dømkirke is the kind of work that, to quote fellow RYM-er RIStout, "Makes me want to go to church again. That is if Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley were the music directors and Attila Csihar was the cantor."
1. Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself In Clouds?
4. Masks The Aetmospheres
This is probably one of the creepiest recordings I have ever heard. I listened to it for the first time on some really good headphones, I suggest you do the same (that way you don't miss anything). I'm a sucker for creepy drawn out drone/doom.
I originally started this blog with the intent to create an archive of New Orleans/Louisiana based bands demo's, EP's, full lengths and live recordings. My primary focus was to feature a little bit of everything going on in this great city. There are many bands past and present that have never gotten the recognition that they (in my opinion) truly deserved.
So I figured why not start converting all these demo tapes and etc. and share them with the world? But as I kicked the idea around on a few message boards and with friends, I decided to not just limit the page to Louisiana.
So here you will find artists from all across the globe, some may be well known, others may not. Here at Nola 504 and More, the Krewe and myself all have very unique musical tastes, which I think helps our page really stand out.
Yes, we may feature a lot of metal, but we also have punk, country, jazz, rockabilly, etc. Musical "gumbo" so to speak; meaning a little bit of everything. So, if you are/were in a band from Louisiana, or anywhere else in the world, and care to share it with the rest of the world, drop one of us an email. We'd love to check it out!