Prepare to embark on a haunting auditory journey with WITCHTHROAT SERPENT’s latest offering, ‘Trove of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway.’ This piece of psychedelic stoner doom, conceived between 2019 and 2020 and meticulously brought to life on tape in the analog sanctuary of Kerwax studio, Brittany, delivers an experience of mystic sound.
This album stands as a testament to the band’s unwavering dedication to their craft, as they fulfilled their dream of creating a pure analog masterpiece, devoid of digital interference. The result is an opus that emanates a sinister aura, delving into the depths of darkness inspired by vintage horror movies, psychedelic reverie, and the enigmatic allure of lost souls.
‘Trove of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway’ takes a bold step into the shadows, embracing a slower tempo than its predecessors while weaving a tapestry of malevolence that pays homage to the macabre. Each track on this record is a chilling invocation, a tribute to the ancient allure of Satan himself, drawing listeners into a realm where the line between reality and nightmare blurs.
In a departure from their previous works, the band has meticulously crafted an atmosphere that is both menacing and distressing, utilizing the haunting tones of a mellotron and carefully curated movie samples for the very first time. This meticulous attention to detail enhances the album’s raw, natural quality, capturing the eerie and psychedelic essence of the songs in their purest form.
What sets ‘Trove of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway’ apart is not only its musical prowess but also the evolution of the band itself. This album marks the debut of a new line-up, a culmination of years of dedication, experimentation, and artistic growth. The result is an audio ritual that transcends time and space, inviting listeners to join in the congregation, whispering ‘Hail to the Church of Satan!’ as they delve deeper into the occult depths of sonic ecstasy.
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT’s ‘Trove of Oddities at the Devil’s Driveway’ is a gateway to a realm where the boundaries between reality and fantasy dissolve, leaving the listener entranced, enthralled, and forever changed.
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Released by Heavy Psych Sounds on March 3rd, 2023