DOOM SNAKE CULT - Love, Sorrow, Doom CD
In the late 1980s, Doom Snake Cult appeared like a hallucinatory vision in the same Nevada desert that almost simultaneously spawned the likes of their psychotropic substance-consuming brethren, Goatlord. Doom Snake Cult’s “Love, Sorrow, Doom” album was first unleashed on CD and cassette by JL America in 1992, and in 2004, Nuclear War Now! rightfully sought to resurrect this masterpiece by reissuing it on vinyl for the first time. Now, eleven years later, NWN! endeavors to further cement Doom Snake Cult’s oft-overlooked legacy. Much in the same schizophrenic way in which a brain functions under the influence of hallucinogens, this re-release continues in the tradition of previous versions by altering a few of its prominent components. As with the transition between the original JL America release and the first NWN! version, the cover art has once again been replaced, this time with a much more fitting piece from the incomparable Manuel Tinnemans, with the layout as a whole executed brilliantly by TLMN. Also, just as the original track list had been modified for the 2004 vinyl release, the current version’s track list reflects the band’s recent decision to improve the sequencing of songs. As such, this version opens with “Enchanted Cerebral Forest,” which immediately beckons the listener to “journey to the center of your mind” and perfectly sets the scene for the dark introspection that one would be sure to undergo upon following the inherently prescribed chemical enhancement.