4. With The Dead – Love From With The Dead
When the main axis of your band contains doom metal overlord (and Rise Above Records founder) Lee Dorrian and ex-Electric Wizard guitarist Tim Bagshaw, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the finest quality doom metal is the order of the day.
Featuring ground-shaking, bowel-breaking, outrageously heavy, drawn-out songs about all those nasty things in life that make you want to say fuck it all and go on a homicidal rampage, Love From With The Dead was crushing, brutal and a warranted response to the shit-hole we currently call Planet Earth.
Unmistakably the work of Lee Dorrian, With The Dead are still very much their own beast, as far away from the so called ‘disco-doom’ of Cathedral as you can possibly get. In fact, to say Love From With The Dead moved at a snails pace would do it a disservice; bloody glaciers moved quicker than some of the riffs displayed here!
If you like your music to be a weapon, one that crushes you under the weight of despair and reduces your vital organs to mush, then this gloriously oppressive album was exactly what you needed in 2017!