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Relapse Records Turns 25: Their 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases

A Return To The Roots Of Relapse Records

3. Today Is The Day – Temple Of The Morning Star (1997)

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Genreless and capable of mood-altering powers akin to the most powerful halluconegenics on earth, Temple Of The Morning Star is as unique an example of fearless escapism and boundary-less art as you could ever experience.

Spanning the entire spectrum of human emotion, Temple Of The Morning Star‘s primal beats and split-personality dynamics engorge the listener in true cathartic torture as Steve Austin utilises every possible musical facet at his disposal. Samples, Jazz-Fusion jiggery-pokery, hammer-and-anvil guitars, Eastern-tinged interludes and emotionally wrought melody bleed through the mix; each track on this kaleidascopic opus contradicting the last.

An open mind, or one set free with the use of mind-altering substances, is needed to truly experience the sheer wealth of ideas on display here. A fearless record released by a fearless label.

About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

5 Comments on Relapse Records Turns 25: Their 10 Most Groundbreaking Releases

  1. Stéphane Pageau // March 8, 2015 at 3:02 am // Reply

    Hi Chris,

    Interesting list, to say the least. “Through Silver in Blood” as #1 is spot-on. That album is one the heaviest albums of all time. And it was so, so groundbreaking. And still is. Neurosis absolutely rules. I can’t say I agree with all your picks (High on Fire?), but your passion is obvious, so I’ll drink to that. But man, where is “Using Sickness as a Hero” by Human Remains? That’s a forgotten classic for sure. Thanks for the great read.

    Stéphane Pageau

    • Chris Jennings // March 9, 2015 at 10:24 am // Reply

      Hey man, thanks for reading and commenting. “Using Sickness As A Hero” is a unique album I’ll say that much, look for it in a future article!

  2. I like this list. It is a good list. Thank you.

  3. Thanks, man.

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