Album Review: Coffins – Perpetual Penance

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If you look back at the discography of Japanese death-doom legends Coffins, you’ll see that split singles and other small releases are the band’s bread and butter. They’ve only put out four full-length albums since they started releasing music in 2000, meaning that up to this point, a lot of their output has been scattered, hard to find or vinyl-only. The new compilation, Perpetual Penance, is meant to correct that problem, bringing together tracks from splits with bands like Stormcrow, Hooded Menace, Noothgrush and Warhammer, live tracks and more into a two-disc set. And this is no throwaway B-sides collection; Perpetual Permanence is an exploration of all the sides of Coffin’s sound, and an essential collection for any of their fans. Continue reading