This self-titled release from Brimstone Coven caught me completely off guard. The band name combined with the skull-adorned artwork led me to believe this was going to be a super-heavy, devilish death metal assault. I could not have been more wrong. Brimstone Coven is about as retro as you can get, and I mean that in all seriousness.

The album’s vibe is something along the lines of Blue Oyster Cult, Led Zeppelin and perhaps the mighty Black Sabbath. There is barely any hint of distortion on this record which I think lends itself to that awesome, late ’60’s early ’70’s feel.

There are a monstrous 17 tracks and more than an hour of music, yet the time seemed to fly by – I found myself utterly absorbed by the tunes. I think this is the perfect album for kicking back in a comfy chair, perhaps your overstuffed bean bag, firing up the lava lamp, and partaking in your favorite vice.

Track Listing:

01. Cosmic Communion
02. Behold, the Anunnaki
03. The Black Door
04. Blood On The Wall
05. The Grave
06. Lord & Master
07. Vying
08. The Seance
09. Hades Hymn
10. The Folly of Faust
11. Intro (Bonus Track)
12. We Are Forever (Bonus Track)
13. The Ancients (Bonus Track)
14. Son of the Morning (Bonus Track)
15. LoSt in the oDyssey (Bonus Track)
16. Children of the Sun (Bonus Track)
17. Outro (Bonus Track

Run Time: 69:41
Release Date: August 5, 2014

Check out the song “The Grave”