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Boomkat Product Review:
Recorded in 1997 in Seattle (where else?), 'Rift.Canyon.Dreams' is the heavy-as-fuck second and last offering from Stephen O'Malley's pre-Sunn O))) band Burning Witch.
Made just before vocalist EDGY 59 quit the band to join industrial metal band Sinisstar, 'Rift.Canyon.Dreams' is a strangled swan-song for the Pacific Northwest doom innovators. Made up of four lengthy tracks, it highlights exactly how influential the group were for the metal that would arise shortly afterwards. Punishingly heavy riffs roll over Jamie Sykes' war drums, and EDGY 59's pained vocals provide the link to black metal that put Burning Witch in a bracket all of their own. The Sabbath/NWOBHM influence is diminished a little on this one, and the kind of pickled sludge that Sunn O))) and Khanate would pick over in the coming years is beginning to crystallize.
On 'Stillborn', O'Malley's riffs and G. Stuart Dahlquist's bass mesh together in familiarly weighty harmony, but it's still EDGY 59 who steals the show. 'History of Hell' is even more convincing, matching EDGY's screams with sufficiently hammy vibrato distortions and finding the sweet spot between stoner fuzz and black metal's terrifying atmosphere. Huge.