Almost Heathen

Almost Heathen is the third studio album by the stoner rock band Karma to Burn, released in 2001 via Spitfire Records.[1] It was the last album released before their seven-year disbandment in 2002. The album was reissued in 2022 by Heavy Psych Sounds Records.[2]

Almost Heathen
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 4, 2001
GenreInstrumental rock, stoner rock
  • Spitfire
  • Heavy Psych Sounds (2022 reissue)
ProducerMichael Barile
Karma to Burn chronology
Wild, Wonderful Purgatory
Almost Heathen
Appalachian Incantation
Alternative cover
Heavy Psych Sounds reissue

The album title is a play on the former slogan of West Virginia, "Almost Heaven".


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]
Chronicles of Chaos          [4]
Rock Hard          [5]
Sputnikmusic     [6]

Exclaim! wrote that "you either get the fact that they are an all-instrumental trio playing groovy, fuzzed-out rock or you don't ... the trio breaks down into more funky terrain."[7] The Evening Times thought that "the listener is assailed by driving tracks of musical virtuosity where the guitars are to the fore."[1] The Palm Beach Post called the tracks "hypnotic" and "a heavy blend of fuzzy guitars and relentless drums."[8]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Karma to Burn.

2."Thirty Eight"5:50
3."Thirty Four"4:12
4."Thirty Seven"5:19
5."Thirty Nine"5:34
6."Thirty Six"4:28
7."Thirty Three"4:50
8."Thirty Five"5:14
Reissue bonus tracks
11."One" (live)4:08
12."Three" (live)3:55
13."Twenty Two" (live)5:27
14."Seven" (live)3:01
15."Eight" (live)4:04
16."Six" (live)4:16


  • The live bonus tracks "Seven" and "Eight" are titled incorrectly as they are actually the songs "Ten" and "Eleven", respectively.



  1. ^ a b "CD Reviews". The Evening Times. 14 Sep 2001. p. 58.
  2. ^ "Karma to Burn Almost Heathen". Heavy Psych Sounds. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Almost Heathen". AllMusic. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  4. ^ McKay, Aaron (August 12, 2001). "Karma to Burn - Almost Heathen". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  5. ^ Stappert, Andreas. "KARMA TO BURN - Almost Heathen". Rock Hard. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  6. ^ Stanciu, Raul (December 24, 2011). "Review: Karma To Burn - Almost Heathen". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  7. ^ "Karma To Burn Almost Heathen | Exclaim!".
  8. ^ Thomas, David (21 Sep 2001). "Almost Heathen, Karma To Burn (Spitfire)". The Palm Beach Post. TGIF. p. 19.