Church of Misery play uptempo, bluesy, party atmosphere, psychedelic doom metal. It’s pretty straight forward on the surface, then you realize what’s going on here. This Japanese band figured the best theme for their infectious brand of grooving doom was to have it all focus on serial killers. Every one of their releases are about serial killers. Now just to make things a little stranger, on The Second Coming they also throw in a cover of obscure 70’s band Cactus’s song “One Way… Or Another.” The final song is called “El Topo” which I would find hard to believe if it isn’t a tribute to the great Alejandro Jodorowsky film of the same name.
Church of Misery effortlessly plow throw each song. The riffs are incredible, the singing is exceptional and overall, this album just simply rocks. Serial killers and all.