Blood ceremony-Living with the ancients LP Special edition
The second album from these Doom merchants and it’s definitely one of my favourite releases of the year so far. At first I wasn’t too thrilled about hearing this as their debut album didn’t grab me too much. There was something lacking about it compared to a lot of the quality stuff that Rise above records were putting out around then and there was too much bloody flute playing on it. This time around there is still quite a bit of the old flute abuse but it actually blends in rather than annoyingly standing out. There’s some awesome songs on here (‘Daughter of the sun’ and ‘Great god plan’, just to name two) and it is HEAVY, obviously taking it’s influences from a lot of early 70’s rock stuff (Black Sabbath more notably). Rise above did a special edition of 500 for the geeks, 250 on red and 250 on black. They went really quickly but obviously the red ones were the first to vanish. It comes in a nice sleeve pouch cover and features an exclusive poster made up for this release. It wasn’t cheap but they, these things always sell out and turn up on EBay for silly money so you just have to bite the bullet sometimes. It’s all worth it in the end.