Album Review

Sabbath Assembly – “Restored to One” – [Ajna Records]

mickeyslim   8/22/2012   A Library, CD

The Process Church of the Final Judgement was a religious group in the 60’s and 70’s that was often viewed as Satanic because they worshiped Satan, Lucifer, and Jehovah as the Three Great Gods. The lyrics in the songs here are hymns taken from this religious group would sing during their sermons or whatever, thrown on top of psych-jams.

Singer Jamie Myers and drummer Dave Nuss of No Neck Blues Band put together a really cool project, which, honestly, I was unsure about, but now looking at it, the rock verses and psyched-out jams kind of reflect the sound of the 60’s and 70’s when this group was around, even though the hymns sound nothing like what they did in church. I always like the idea of contrasting genres smashing into each other, especially in a weird context like an obscure religious sect.

Takes some getting used to, but I think many will dig into this quickly. Amen.


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