One look at the chipper trio above should clue in any somewhat knowledgeable reader that Cardinal Wyrm play doom metal. The Bay Area group definitely has the look of people that have seen some shit. This is the fun kind of doom, though! Theatrical and grandiose, closer to Rev. Bizarre, Violet Theatre, or even Bauhaus than Skepticism or Thou, Black Hole Gods draws the listener in through its Gothic constructs (flying buttresses and such). “Dreams of Teeth” demonstrates this for 10 minutes of cemetery opera. Check it out below, and let its miasma blot out the summer sun.
***Black Hole Gods Comes out August 5. Check out their Bandcamp page here.