Cough and Wounded Kings - An Introduction to the Dark Arts
Forcefield unveils the heaviest, most mind-expanding split release of the year. Featuring a track apiece from UK doom sensations THE WOUNDED KINGS and Richmond, VA's fuzzed-out riff worshippers COUGH, On Side A, Cough's "The Gates of Madness" crawls through nearly twenty minutes of distorted, tortured doom, dragging leaden feet towards a half-dug grave. Heavier than sin and as hopeless as a murderer's prayers. Side B summons the gorgeously crafted, mournfully executed notes of Dartmoor, England's The Wounded Kings, whose deeply affecting, occult-laced take on the traditional side of doom has earned them an outpouring of accolades. "Curse of Chains" will grab you by the heartstrings and drag you to your knees—fifteen plus minutes of doom as it should be done. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl.