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THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL
THE MURDER OF JESUS THE JEW
CANDLELIGHT

THE MURDER OF JESUS THE JEW is the latest disc by the bizarre UK troupe The Meads of Asphodel, a unit that makes System of a Down look downright conventional. Controversial album title and lyrical content aside, this fearless squad continues their journey that has never strayed from exploring unsettling musical avenues or going the extra mile to shock, creating a tumultuous potpourri of mismatched styles that fans of avant-garde metal can absorb for days on end without an ounce boredom setting in. From pomp-driven choral parts to atmospheric drone with odd instrumentation to seething black metal to crusty Brit punk, The Meads of Asphodel throw their cacophonous blend into their custom-built centrifuge, with the end product resulting in an unorthodox fusion of styles and sounds that takes patience and tolerance to fully appreciate and comprehend.
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