Get past the novelty of hearing funeral doom with chain gang vocals and discover quality songwriting. One of my favorite releases of 2016.
Favorite track: Blessed Who Dashes Little Ones Against The Rock.
Lord, I'm Ready! explores the thematic relationship between early chain gang blues music and funeral doom metal, juxtaposing the down-tempo styles to illustrate a shared anguish. From the repetitious minimal percussion to the pained, laborious vocal delivery, the combination evokes feelings of introspection, hopelessness and suicide.