Limited double vinyl LP pressing. 2015 release from the UK outfit led by multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves. Various members of the band used to play in other bands (including Iron Monkey, Gonga, Mogwai, Electric Wizard, Hearts of Black Science and others). The name of the band was initially an idea of Jim Rushby, guitarist of Greaves' previous band, Iron Monkey and taken from the lyrics of "Big Loader," a song on the Iron Monkey debut album. Although originally having an unorthodox start, since all the band members were part of and busy with other projects at the time of the band's founding, Crippled Black Phoenix remained committed to staying together and forged their sound. The band writes what they call "end time ballads," signifying both the slightly macabre nature of their songs and their unusual blend of styles as the final evolution in music. This blend has led to them being called everything from stoner-progressive to freak-folk to doom.
The Lament of the Nithered Mercenary (02:36)
Really, How'd It Get This Way (04:49)
The Whistler (09:45)
Suppose I Told the Truth (Why I Had to Go) (05:03)
When You're Gone (05:35)
Long Cold Summer (10:24)
Goodnight Europe (06:08)
You Take the Devil Out of Me (04:23)
The Northern Cobbler (07:13)
My Enemies I Fear Not, But Protect Me from My Friends (06:34)
I'm Almost Home (05:32)
Sharks & Storms / Blizzard of Horned Cats (08:19)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.