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Sofa King Killer : Lust Crime and Holiness

Some time ago I received Sofa King Killer's first demo 'Stout-Soaked Songs' for review. I remember being quite impressed with this demo and I predicted that it would get them a label deal sooner or later.

And here I am about two years later, reviewing this band's mCD 'Lust Crime and Holiness' released by At a Loss Recordings! The mCD finds the band with new material, which is provided with a crystal-clear production and more unique and diverse compositions than its predecessor. The heavy, sludgy sound of this quintet is complemented by excellent bluesy (or dare I say country-style?) acoustic intermezzo’s that are way cool. Coincidence or not, the German traditional doomsters Shepherd, another promising groove doom band, have similar relaxed intermezzo’s.

Fortunately the band did not abandon their witty song titles, groovy songs and hateful vocals that made their previous effort so enjoyable. My only complaint about this MCD is that it’s actually too short and just as you start enjoying it as listener, it's over and you need to repress the play button. But I guess many a music fan would agree that this is hardly a criticism in an age characterized by mass consumerism, endless cloning of the genre's icons and an overload of mediocre albums.

Band contact: sofakingkiller@cuteandcuddly.com
Distribution: www.stickfiguredistro.com

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Die Like an Astronaut
2. Blues Couch
3. CLE
4. Burn the Fields

Duration : Approx. 21 minutes.

Visit the Sofa King Killer bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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