Thursday, December 27, 2012

Casting the Runes (Do What Thou Wilt Volume 2)




Casting The Runes –The Recorded British Abyss
 “A grimoire of infernal rituals and pubescent incantations culled from forgotten pressings, acetates and reel audio tapes offering a momentary insight into the recorded British abyss 1969 -1976”

Around 2 years ago, the seminal comp Do What Thou Wilt http://purepop1uk.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/do-what-thou-wilt.html  was released in minute quantities and caused quite a stir as it included some killer and incredibly obscure hard and heavy tracks. Well now here’s volume 2, and this time it’s a much more unified and hard hitting effort. All fuzz, doom and total Freak; the overall heaviness has been maximized and the obscurity stakes notched up quite a few levels. The self-painted/handmade appeal is the same as last time round and there are 50 deluxe and 150 standard copies, so compared to this, the Bonehead Crunchers series is positively mainstream! There is no other way to hear these great unknown tracks except here as most of them are from unreleased acetates or original master tapes, so it’s a case of getting your finger out and not delaying ordering yourself a copy. What of the contents? Barnabus are featured 3 times. The tracks are culled from an unreleased LP, and based on the songs featured here, it would be a real coup to get the LP released one day as it’s a dose of top draw heaviness. The Hashish track is real killer and Satanic Temple truly live up to their moniker. My favourite track though  is by Gabriel Ratchetts. It’s less full on than the other tracks, but it’s completely mesmerizing, like a doom laden Morning Dew (Tim Rose). Tonge (pre Depressions) are once again featured and the best known act is the Edgar Broughton Band with an unreleased and earlier take of Evil. The LP can be ordered via email occultprotometal@gmail.com



Hear a sound clip of Hashish



Hear a sound clip of Barnabus

 

Hear a sound clip of Gabriel Ratchetts

7 comments:

pooka said...

Barnabus had a reunion in 2011, the concert is on the tube...

Stoner Sabbathh said...

hey where i can download/buy the songs?

Robin Wills said...

The guy who is selling them is at the email address above!

Stoner Sabbathh said...

will awesome if you share every song of this heavy compilation..can you do it? please!

thanks!!

Robin Wills said...

Why would I do that when the album is available to buy? You need product not something virtual, Digital sucks

Stoner Sabbathh said...

take it easy man, i only suggest something..how much it costs? thanks

Robin Wills said...

Hi I'm not sure how much it costs or if there are copies left, just contact the guy behind it at the email address above