While the Good Captain has, as of late, been all too happy to make himself at home in the Sleeping Village's humble confines, it's been a while since he graced us with a demonstration of his prowess with the ol' pen. Maybe...maybe the (self-described) Destroyer of Worlds is getting a tad too comfortable? Only time will tell. - Ed.
Written by: Capt. Graves
Hails from the Village, I have stepped foot among this filthy place again. For me the putrid smells, and humid air really make me feel at home. As we all got stoned around the fire last night, I decided to hunker down and listen to the new Opium Warlock album, and man did it send me spiraling into the abyss. This is some heavy shit, boys and girls. Opium Warlock is a band out of Prague and they deliver some of the best doom The Swamp has to offer.
The leading track, "Signals from Uranus," is layered in synths and bells. I may have just had a signal from my anus, and it's quite tingly. "Meth Desert" has some guest vocals from Ganja Mutt, and this man really knows how to make me tingle too. I think this song should have been called..."Signals from Uranus."
"Buddha's Dealer," as we know, is one of Captain Graves' favorite tracks by the Opium Man. This retake is definitely a keeper for me. Getting stoned on top of a mountain of green? Count me the fuck IN. "Cocaine Witches" starts with some more of those wild synths, and then BOOM guitar solo with some down right dirty vocals. This kid has got the chops, that's for sure. "Monolith of Smoke" has another guest appearance, this time from Fullano. It delivers more of the sludge doom we know I hold so dearly and closely to my anus, yet another signal. "The Crying Wizard" is a sweet synth release, with the sounds of a record scratching. It makes you feel like you're listening to vinyl, and that's how the album ends, off into the madness.
Opium Warlock is a brother in arms, and just wait for what they have in store for you next. Maybe The Captain has a little surprise for you all?
Now, I've smoked way too much weed today, I'm gonna consume a few humans before bed.
Opium Warlock - Opium Sunrise crawled from The Swamp Oct. 2019.
Providing thoughtful reviews of music that is heavy, gloomy, and loud enough to wake us from slumber. Written by a groggy-eyed, highfalutin peasantry.