Sunday, May 24, 2009


Something of a Greatest Hits/Outtakes/B-Sides collection from Thrones aka Joe Preston aka God. Contained herein are several fabulous cover songs (including B.O.C.'s "Black Blade" and Rush's "Oracle" - which actually DOESN'T SUCK (?!?)), a couple weird, nonsensical LSD interludes, and a shit-ton of down-tuned, utterly crushing DOOM. All material was produced between '94 and '01, gleaned from compilations, 7 inches, and various clippings from the studio floor. All tracks have their own sense of unique strangeness, populated with phased-out, fluttering vocals, heavily-modulated organ, screeching guitars, and sputtering, tinny drum machines. An alternate version of one of my favorite songs ever, "Obolus" is here too, although it's a bit shorter and tidier than the original (which you can also get here).
Mr. Preston's credentials speak for themselves: He has logged time with Earth, The Melvins, Sunn O))), High on Fire, Harvey Milk, Men's Recovery Project, and countless others. But Thrones is a trip deep within his mind, and his mind only.
And what a dark, fascinating place it is.

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Rune said...

For those of you who don't know it, check out Joe's weekly radio show "F That S" at Usually a good mix of classic metal/hard rock and movie soundtracks.

Shelby Cobras said...

Thanks for the tip, Rune. That sounds right up my alley.

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