Saturday, April 13, 2024

Review: White Light Cemetery – Careful What You Wish For

White Light Cemetery I’ll admit, I had never heard of at the time the album was available for review. Described as ‘Southern brother-dudes, cranking out dirty metal and corrosion steel’. Well, with a description like that, what could have been better for to ease my post-Christmas/New Years hangover? The down side is, it hasn’t eased the hangover blues, thankfully it is much more the opposite and become my soundtrack to drinking on right through!

White-Light-CemeteryThe four-piece are heavily cemented in the southern roots, the album plays like the bourbon chaser that’s craved when old friends get together after years apart. ‘Misery Loves Company’ opens the album up with a track that can sum up the band instantly, dirty, bluesy, southern, stoner rock. ‘Careful What You Wish For’ seems to flow a smooth and warm like the fourth or fifth shot on your night out, it gets you lose and warm inside, nothing is complicated, there are no worries, it is all a good time. ‘Looking Out (For Number One)’ has a real Orange Goblin vibe about it with its slower, bass driven pace, a real beauty of a track. ‘Quit Work, Make Music’ is like that shot that has you putting the World to rights, completely full of awesome ideas and hooks, a great release from the daily grind. Yet where all the previous tracks are great, the final three play out damn strong, ‘Waiting’ being the cream of the crop. I imagine by the end, your liver has taken its damage and you are done with nothing but a hazy memory and nasty hangover of the night before, but if you’re anything like me, I’ll be having this album on that next morning and getting ready to get back on that good time train once again!

If your a fan of the stoner/doom style, this album is up there for a must buy, one hell of a way to start the year!

White Light Cemetery Careful What You Wish For is out January 13th via Ripple Music.

Ash Crowson
Ash Crowson
RAMzine Senior Contributor - Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!

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