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CD review BEDEMON "Child of darkness"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in Bedemon, Pentagram, Black Sabbath, Doom Metal, Classic Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, Psychedelic Rock

(*/10) Bedemon is America's first doom band. The band was formed in 1973 and was the cradle for Pentagram. Randy Plamer, Geof O'Keefe and Bobby Liebling have been the main person behind Bedemon and what you get on "Child of darkness" is the original recording from the 70's. 

This means that the sound is very basic and has sometimes a better bootleg quality. But the album is an icon from doom metal fans since it offers you a view back to the early days of doom metal.

The songs itself are pretty interesting. Each of them is very impressing and shows the potential the band had. The album combines craziness, hard riffs and an evil vibe to a special melange. It would be great to hear those songs with a modern production since I think that they would even gain.

Highlights on the album are the psychedelic "Last call", the slow and heavy "Frozen fear" and the The Doors-like "Into the grave".

"Children of darkness" is an album for die-hard doom metal fans and collectors. Thanks to Relapse Records, that they re-released this forgotten masterpiece of doom metal. 





  1. Child of darkness
  2. Enslaver of humanity
  3. Frozen fear
  4. One-way round
  5. Serpent venom
  6. Last call
  7. Drive me to the grave
  8. Skinned
  9. Through the gates of hell
  10. Touch the sky
  11. Child of darkness II
  12. Time bomb
  13. Nighttime killers
  14. Axe to grind


Label: Relapse Records

Genre: Doom Metal

CD review BEDEMON "Child of darkness"