The Garden Of Unearthly Delights
Label: Nuclear Blast
On this 2006 installment, Lee Dorrian's long-running Brit warlocks open in the Garden of Eden, get riffy and Sabbathy for tunes like "North Berwick Witch Trials," then go into the lovely demi-acoustic thingamabob "Fields of Zagara." Soon some zoomy space-rock called "Beneath a Funeral Sun" is followed by the 27-minute prog monstrosity "The Garden" (Eden again), which switches all over the place, sometimes as an opera lady helps out. At the 16-minute mark, a funky little disco break comes in, then, after some whispery Alice Cooper horror soundtracking, a little jig part. Pretentious but fun.