Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Blood Lust

Anonymity and mystery seem to be the latest fad, images of a lone man in a dark street under a witchfinder hat the only clue to identity. But the spooky, funereal atmosphere of the pictures fit the music perfectly - Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats tap into the classic British folk horror of Hopkins et al, the psychedelic, drug-fuelled, doom-laden rock is what this small but vibrant scene is all about. With vinyl copies of Blood Lust apparently topping out at over £700 a pop, it is about time this emerged on CD for a wider audience.

Characterised by slumbering riffs and a 70s atmosphere thick enough to get high on, Blood Lust is a triumphant celebration of a misfits culture full of nefarious artefacts and a taste for the dark side, removed from any religious tampering. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats wear their influences proudly (Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard and such), but somehow manage to create something that is just different enough to not be plagiarism. Tune in, drop out, and enjoy the trip.



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