Holy shit! You thought the only thing that came out of West Virginia was rednecks and radioactive opossum….wrong boy! We got us here one of the bands at the forefront of the whole stoner metal/rock genre. Yup, these boys were doing it back in the days of Kyuss and damn near pioneered a style of music. Not one damn banjo on the whole dern recordin.
Morgantown, WV in the early 90’s was crankin out amazing band at a rate most people aren’t prepared to deal with. I was going through an old compilation the other day and there were 18 bands on the comp. These were the 18 bands that made the comp. Crazy part is that the whole thing was pre Lincoln and Karma to Burn. We had it all in those days and I don’t think we even knew what we had.
Well times change but we still have Karma to Burn. One of the best bands this state has produced and as I said earlier, a band that was at the front of an amazing music style. Karma to Burn have a long a convoluted history that I really don’t have the energy to point out here but it is fairly well laid out on their wiki page.
This new album is titled V. The album is what you’d typically find on a Karma to Burn record in the form of grizzly/heavy/mathy instrumental rock. There are also three songs with vocals (care of Daniel Davies) and one is a cover of my favorite Black Sabbath song Never Say Die. This album is actually my favorite Karma to Burn record and has blown the minds of many people I know. If you are a fan of this kind of music I’m sure already have it but if you don’t, I can’t recommend it enough.
The packaging is perfect. Dark gate fold with a beautiful sounding 180 gram LP. Sorry the pics are so crappy, my camera broke and the girlfriends isn’t quite cutting it.