Artist: Church of the Cosmic Skull
Label: Bilocation Records
Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Church of the Cosmic Skull is an enigma for sure. They are both a “new religious movement” and a new, yet antiquated rock band. They have the style of 70s hard rock and heavy metal bands, but the cultish vibe of Sabbath Assembly. The group recently released their debut, Is Satan Real?. Six of the seven members sing, providing some intense harmonies. They have pleasant, feel-good tracks like the opener “Mountain Heart,” but then create mystically evil numbers, like the doom-laden “Black Slug”. The songwriting is strangely engaging and the melodies are wonderful. Eclectic and eccentric, this band is definitely one of the more unique groups in the retro scene today.