Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Stream the New Church of Misery Flexi Disc!
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
In 2015, Japanese doom vets Church of Misery celebrated their 20th year of depravity in relative silence, but wait ’til you see what they were secretly concocting. The band recently flew to Bodymorgue, Murderland to craft their sixth full-length ode to serial killers, and enlisted the putrid vocal stylings of none other than Repulsion mainman Scott Carlson. This sort of pairing shouldn’t be legal, but it is, and we’re psyched to bring you the first taste of brand new COM via the Decibel Flexi Series.
“Confessions of an Embittered Soul (Decibel mix)” offers over five minutes of clearly enunciated, snarling evil, set to plodding doom despondence. Basically exactly what you’d expect, but even better. The original will appear on the new COM album, due out in April on Rise Above, and featuring Carlson’s distinctive vocal stylings on the entire record. Stream this demented ode to lunacy below, and pick up the physical version in the February issue.
The February 2016 issue of Decibel can be purchased here, and also features Abbath, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Fallujah. But if you don’t just get a full subscription, you may be escorted directly to your own personal church of misery.