Moon Blood (Angelus 5005) 1971?




Psychedelic fire and brimstone doom monster with heavy Doors-ish influence and ferociously guttural screamed lead vocals that rival Jim Morrison. Slow intense lengthy climactic songs (only six of them) that burn with loud grungy guitars, letting up occasionally for psych-drenched hazy dream-scapes, with wah-wah, fuzz, reverb, tremolo all strongly represented. Strange apocalyptic lyrics (Virtually indecipherable without the lyric sheet) that are not your typical Christian fare by any means. Considered by many to be the Holy Grail of psych privates, hence the accompanying $2500 Whopper price tag. Cheaper alternatives exist: All ‘80s re-issue with a low-tech Xerox-looking band photo (enlarged from the back cover of the original) went in and out of print fairly quickly. A Euro CD with the same cover also exists. The original pressing comes in one of the most killer covers ever conceived: a die-cut jacket with a red filter revealing a moon inner sleeve. In late 1995 a deluxe vinyl limited edition was pressed nearly identical to the original, allowing budget-minded collectors to own a piece of this history in all its full glory. Re-issued on CD again in 1999 with bonus tracks. It don’t get any heavier than this! (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).



Thank you George for the cover photos.



Song #Song TitleTime
1-2Come Out Of Her
1-3Eye Of The Hurricane
2-1Sons Come To Birth
2-2This Bird