Camel of Doom - Psychodramas (Purple) (IMPORT) (LP) Cover Art

Camel of Doom - Psychodramas (Purple) (IMPORT) (LP)

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Origin: Germany
Released: 2014
Catalog number: VOA 003
Limited edition of only 300 copies on translucent purple vinyl. Includes a download code.

Kris Clayton, a former live guitarist for experimental dirgers Esoteric, performed all the instruments on Psychodramas and handled much of the recording himself (vocals were captured by Esoteric's Greg Chandler), but the self-released, hour-long full-length wants nothing for texture, and is rich in its wash of heavy guitars and crushingly dense rhythms. Owing influence to the likes of Godflesh and the trailblazing cosmic doom of Ufomammut and YOB, extended tracks like "The Anger of Anguish" (13:21), "From the Sixth Tower" (11:47) and the massive apex of the penultimate "Machine of Annihilation" (21:09) hone in on a massive feel like space gone slow, Clayton‘s shouts echoing in from deep reaches while shorter set-pieces like the intro "To Purify the Air," "In This Arid Wilderness" and the outro "So it is Done" add to the ambience.