Tuesday, July 14, 2015

AK’CHAMEL THE GIVER OF ILLNESS
“The Man Who Drank God” (Field Hymns)



A band from Texas that are heavily influenced by the occult. They describe their sound as “friendly cult acolytes” and I think it’s a fair assessment. Nothing on the tape is too polarizing or terrifying for those listeners, myself included, who aren’t into or knowledgeable of cultic music. Their music includes a lot of chanting, a wide variety of both Western and non-Western instrumentation, various electronic elements used in the production to further distort the sounds/voices, and a hint of psychedelic sprinkled on top of it all. If you’re into that sort of thing or are just intrigued by it, consider picking up a copy of their tape.


-- Roy Blumenfeld

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