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Ritual Abuse (Deluxe Edition)

by Cough

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Richmond’s COUGH delivers thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom on their aptly titled Relapse debut ‘Ritual Abuse’. The albums five epic tracks are impenetrable walls of sludge; at points suffocating and claustrophobic, at others warped and hallucinogenic. ‘Ritual Abuse’ is an impressive monolith of sound and volume, and one of the finest moments yet of 21st century doom.


released October 26, 2010

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Cough Richmond, Virginia

Cough is a sludge/doom metal formed in Richmond, Virginia 2005. The band has recently written the follow-up to their album Sigillum Luciferi and has been working on the album with producer Sanford Parker. Ritual Abuse, was released on October 26, 2010 via Relapse Records amidst positive reception from various publications and have since embarked on a tour.

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Track Name: Crippled Wizard
A barren wasteland
Desolate plains
Charging through madness
Living in pain
Crippled and broken
Cast down in shame
Drowning in misery
Eternal rain

Broken throne
Dying alone

His words forgotten
His way ignored
Crawling onwards
Lost in time
The death of ancients
His time has passed
unblessed water
Bring tears to ash

Broken throne
Dying alone
Track Name: Crooked Spine
Entangled in snares
A deadly desire
That feeds on your heart
Though it keeps you alive

Who will save you now?
Who will cast you out?

A wretch like my own
A crooked spine
Can you help me to mend
My feeble mind