So, last Tuesday I was checking my emails before calling it a nite, when I noticed a message from John Gallo via the Hellride Music Forum. He said he wanted my Top 10 doom metal albums for issue number 2 of his zine, and that he had to have it by the end of the day. Reading this after 11pm, I had to come up with something on the spot, and the list above is the result. I didn’t actually write it up on a scrap of paper and FedEx it to Rochester, but I must say that I like the way it looks on the back page.
In hindsight, there were probably a couple bands I left out (Vitus, Trouble) and perhaps an album or two that doesn’t belong, as much as I dig that new Black Pyramid record. I completely stand by my pick of Sleep’s Holy Mountain in the top spot, however. One of my all-time favourite albums, regardless of subgenre. Did I mention that OM is coming to Toronto on October 9th? Too bad that Al doesn’t have Chris Hakius with him anymore–or Matt Pike, for that matter–but I’m still looking forward to it. Anyways, now that my list is a part of this site, it’s probably just a matter of time before I submit some of these classic album reviews that Sean’s been asking for the past couple weeks. In case you missed it, my Black Pyramid review was posted a little while back. Instant classic, in my books.
For those of you who were wondering how the fest in Rochester went, I did a writeup and posted some pics over at THTGIR. I’ll see y’all (or at least some of ya) at the Wreckroom tonite for Gates of Slumber, Zoroaster and Serpentcult.