Acid Mother’s Temple And The Cosmic Inferno, Starless And Bible Black Sabbath
A commemoration of ten years of musical subversion.
By 2005, ten years into Acid Mothers Temple's assault on the entire planet's senses, the band had morphed through various incarnations and lost legendary synth player Cotton Casino, replacing him with Higashi Hiroshi. The Cosmic Inferno was created to commemorate a decade of musical subversion. Their seventh album that year says it all. Combining the juggernaut riffage of heavy metal's heaviest band (Black Sabbath) with the 21st Century schizoid leanings of prog-rock's most demented practitioners (King Crimson), but taking both these ideas off into another tripped-out galaxy altogether, it's an essential brain-twister. The title track is 35 minutes of classic AMT. A sludge-ridden gargantuan bass riff lumbers valiantly under a continuous deconstruction of guitar soloing from Makoto and alongside what sounds like synthesizers being put through a factory testing device, while “Woman From Hell” is simple unmitigated speed-punk chaos.