Live At Colonia Dignidad FinlandCountry Of Origin: Finland
Opium Warlords - Live At Colonia Dignidad

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MB Rating: 9.3
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User Rating: 6
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Soon Be Here, Prince Of Sleep
Return To The Source
Let It Pour, Let It Pour
Suck My Spear, Servant Of Satan
Feel The Funeral Breeze
Feel The Strength
Overwhelm Me, Black Sorrow
Meet Me At The Iron Place
Support The Satanic Youth

Release Date: 2009
Label: Cobra Records
Categories: Doom, Rock
6 out of 10 / 1 vote(s)

MetalBite Review by Anna on 3/10/2010
Listening to this album is like reading diary accounts of someone's severely fucked up life, and apparently mind... at times humorous, often times sobering, and many times heart-wrenching. Quite frankly, this work of art is honest as fuck. It is only through this level of dignified honesty that one can connect to a work on such an intimate level. "Live At Colonia Dignidad" is a glimpse into a psyche that's trudged through the most putrid cesspits of life, a point where nothing but the raw filth of your unyielding, agonizing existence is felt. It will certainly conjure forth what pain lies deep within you, and if you're anything like me, a most extreme and maternal sympathy. A journey through this mind-altering insanity offers a purifying release in the most enlightening of ways.

This work is first and foremost a free-form emotional outlet of subsequent spiritual cleansing, not something to pick up if you're looking to be entertained. For the sake of the "music" aspect of this review, there is a basis in depressive doom accompanied by a stream of vocalized agony, with elegant yet sparse instrumental utterings in between. Yes Sir Albert does sing a bit, and if you think it's worth it to pick this up for the two tracks of his beautiful voice tugging on your heartstrings then you know what to do. But thou must take heed: you have NOT experienced the true essence of this work if you have not perused the visual art accompanying the music. It is vital to the utterly sublime experience of "Live At Colonia Dignidad".

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 7.2
Atmosphere: 9.5
Production: 10
Originality: 10
Overall: 10

Rating: 9.3 out of 10