Crippled Lucifer

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Crippled Lucifer
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Studio album by Burning Witch
Released 1998
Recorded 1996–97
Studio Robert Lang Studios
Genre Doom metal, sludge metal, drone metal
Length63:30 (1998 edition)
95:54 (2008 2CD edition)
165:22 (3CD edition)
Label Southern Lord Records (SUNN02)
Burning Witch chronology
Towers...
(1998)
Crippled Lucifer
(1998)
Goatsnake/Burning Witch
(2000)
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Crippled Lucifer is the only album by Burning Witch which is a compilation album of EP tracks. Its complete title is Crippled Lucifer (Seven Psalms for Our Lord of Light).

Burning Witch was an American doom metal band from Seattle, Washington, active between 1995 and 1998. Aside from EPs and split releases, the band released a compilation album called Crippled Lucifer, which had songs of their early EPs.

Contents

It consists of three tracks taken from their Rift.Canyon.Dreams release ("Warning Signs", "Stillborn" and "History of Hell") and four tracks from their Towers... release ("Sacred Predictions", "Country Doctor", "Tower Place" and "Sea Hag").

<i>Rift.Canyon.Dreams</i> extended play

Rift.Canyon.Dreams is the second EP by the U.S. doom metal band Burning Witch. It was originally released in 1998 on Merciless Records, to a limited distribution of 500 copies. It is available on the compilation Crippled Lucifer , through Southern Lord Records.

<i>Towers...</i> extended play

Towers... is the debut EP by the band Burning Witch. It was recorded by renowned indie producer Steve Albini. It was available as a part of the compilation album Crippled Lucifer which is now out of print, but has since been re-released as a 2 disc set Crippled Lucifer , through Southern Lord Records.

It was first released on CD in 1998 on Southern Lord Records and Bad Acid Records. Bad Acid released the European digipack version of which only 2000 were made. Southern Lord handled the American release of which there were effectively three presses. The first pressing's cover was incorrectly printed so it was repressed. Then, it was pressed for a third time, this time with a different cover altogether. In 1999, it was released on cassette by Mystic Production.

Southern Lord is an American heavy metal record label that was founded in 1998 by Greg Anderson. Initially, Southern Lord specialized in what could broadly be classified as experimental metal, particularly the slow-moving doom metal, stoner rock, and drone metal subgenres. Some of the more notable artists on the label include Baptists, Earth, Om, Goatsnake, Khanate, Obliterations, Pelican, Sleep and Sunn O))), among others. More recently, the label expanded its line-up to include artists from the black metal subgenre, including releases by Twilight, Wolves in the Throne Room, Xasthur, and Striborg. They have also released albums by hardcore punk and crust punk bands like Burning Love, Agrimonia, and Wolfbrigade.

Mystic Production is one of the largest Polish independent record labels. It was founded by Barbara Mikuła in 1995 in Skała near Cracow. The company was initially releasing and distributing heavy metal music, including early albums by artists such as Sceptic, Asgaard and Virgin Snatch. It has since expanded and has been releasing rock, punk rock, alternative rock, progressive rock and pop artists, and its roster currently includes names such as Behemoth, Acid Drinkers, Coma, Czesław Śpiewa, Grzegorz Turnau, Gaba Kulka, Happysad and KSU, among others.

In 2008, Southern Lord reissued the album as a double-disc set, restoring the one missing track from Rift.Canyon.Dreams, and two tracks from splits that also got excluded from the single-disc version, as well as the original track order. This re-issue was renamed Crippled Lucifer (Ten Psalms for Our Lord of Light) due to the extra tracks.

In this reissue, disc one, tracks 1-4 are the Towers EP, disc one, track five is from the split with Goatsnake, disc two, tracks one through four are the Rift.Canyon.Dreams EP, and disc two, track five is from the split with Asva. Also, for the limited edition mailorder version (which is 2000 numbered copies), there is a dropcard which allows buyer to download a rare live show (with an unreleased song "Jubilex") as well as the unreleased demo. These six tracks were also released as the third disc of the Japanese edition.

Goatsnake American doom metal band

Goatsnake is an American doom metal band from Los Angeles, California. They have released three studio albums, the first being 1999's Goatsnake Vol. 1.

Asva is a Seattle-based drone metal project with a revolving line-up formed by G. Stuart Dahlquist who is the only constant member. Past members have included Trey Spruance, Toby Driver, Jessika Kenney, and Greg Gilmore amongst many others. The name of the project is from the Sanskrit word aśva, meaning workhorse.

Track listing

All tracks written by Burning Witch.

No.TitleLength
1."Warning Signs"8:22
2."Stillborn"11:57
3."History of Hell"6:03
4."Sacred Predictions"7:05
5."Country Doctor"10:20
6."Tower Place"5:25
7."Sea Hag"14:18

2008 reissue

All tracks written by Burning Witch.

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Allmusic review
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