Lord Of The Grave
Green Vapour
Style: Sludge Doom
Release date: 10 November, 2012
Playing time: 43:00

Light'em up, dudes, and slip away on the purple cloud. This is bluesy doom, high on Sabbath tobacco, bell bottoms flaring, shoulder-long hair waving in the wind...or something. What I'm trying to say is that the Swiss trio Lord Of The Grave capture the sound, style and spirit of the early seventies very well - as do many in this day and age, I might add. It has a sludgy and jamming feel, and if you're in the mood for that, this is just perfect.

That said, I'm not overwhelmed and super-enthusiastic about 'Green Vapour' in it's entirety. You REALLY have to be in the mood for the slow and long-drawn passages. Yes, what I'm saying is that a couple of minutes could be cut off most of these songs as they grow a little boring (plainly speaking). Listening to this album is a big like being rolled over really slowly by an avalanche. Heavy stuff, certainly, and with the heritage in place.


1) Raping Zombies (15:17)
2) Green Vapour (7:53)
3) Horsepuncher (6:40)
4) Mountain Rites (7:54)
5) 00/15 (6:15)


Label: The Church Within Records
Distribution: Plastic Head
Artwork rating: 45/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 30 December, 2012
Website: Lord Of The Grave @facebook