PENTAGRAM — Last Rites

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4.29 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews
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Album · 2011

Tracklist


1. Treat Me Right (02:32)
2. Call the Man (03:49)
3. Into the Ground (04:21)
4. 8 (05:01)
5. Everything's Turning to Night (03:18)
6. Windmills and Chimes (0:32)
7. American Dream (04:32)
8. Walk in the Blue Light (04:59)
9. Horseman (03:38)
10. Death in 1st Person (04:01)
11. Nothing Left (03:36)
12. All Your Sins - Reprise (00:57)

Total Time 45:16

Line-up/Musicians


- Bobby Liebling / vocals
- Victor Griffin / guitars, vocals (track 7)
- Greg Turley / bass
- Tim Tomaselli / drums

Additional musicians:
- Maddox Turley / drums (track 12)

About this release

CD and LP released 12th April 2011 on Metal Blade Records (3984-14981).

CD reissued 2011 on Die Hard Records (PEN 001), limited to 500 copies.

CD reissued 2011 on Fono Ltd. (FO855CD) / Icarus Music (ICARUS 778).

Recorded at Lakeside Studio, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
Mastered at Spectre Mastering.
Cover art by Mo Moussa.

Thanks to Time Signature for the addition and Unitron, Bosh66 for the updates

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Warthur
The career nadir of Show 'Em How coincided with a low point on Bobby Liebling's life in general; happily over the subsequent years he would really turn things around for himself (as depicted in the documentary movie Last Days Here), and bring forth a magnificent new Pentagram album in the form of Last Rites. It's solid doom metal of the sort we have come to expect from Pentagram, with Liebling *still*, after all these years, finding bits and pieces from the group's 1970s years to give a proper studio treatment to (Walk In Blue Light, for instance), but it's a powerful, heavy statement nonetheless which will be enjoyed by anyone who likes doom metal with a bit of a stomp to it.
Time Signature
Treat me right...

Genre: dark & doomy heavy metal rock 'n' roll

The year is 2011 and the Devil is a-knocking on your door; you're in for a round of Satanic bongripping or more. Bobby Liebling may be squeaky clean these days, but Pentagram still deliver old school dark heavy rock with a touch of stoner atmosphere and references back to Sabbath in their early days.

From the slightly uptempo "Treat me Right" and "Call the Man" over the doom-ladden "American Dream", "Walk in the Blue Light", and "Nothing Left" to the melancholic dark ballads "8", "Everything's Turning to Night", and "Windmills and Chimes", the listener is treated to dirty, groovy and heavy heavy rock with an injection of doom and gloom. The guitar has a fat and dirty sound with a lit of 70s rock feel to it, and this suits the simple and primitive, but totally awesome and compelling, riffage perfectly. Pentagram show - once again - that they have found the perfect balance between rock 'n' roll and doom 'n' gloom on this album.

After decades of wear and tear, Liebling's voice has attained a raw quality which just means that his unique belting adds contributes even more to the rock 'n' roll authenticity of this release (but it also seems that he has acquired a couple of additional singing techniques, which he puts to good use).

"Last Rites" is a journey back in time to the day of early doom metal and should appeal to fans of Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, St. Vitus and the like, but I think that Cathedral fans should also be interested in this album - and in Pentagram generally - given that Cathedral's sound is largely based on the Pentagram sound. Sludge fans might also like it - Pentagram are, in a way, one of the original sludge bands after all.

This is an instant doom 'n' roll classic!

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