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
Length51:34
Label
  • Spitfire
  • Heavy Psych Sounds (2022 reissue)
ProducerMichael Barile
Karma to Burn chronology
Wild, Wonderful Purgatory
(1999)
Almost Heathen
(2001)
Appalachian Incantation
(2010)
Alternative cover
AlmostHeathenReissue.jpg
Heavy Psych Sounds reissue

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

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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.

No.TitleLength
1."Nineteen"4:01
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
9."Five"4:50
10."Forty"3:39
Reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
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

Note

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

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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!". exclaim.ca.
  8. ^ Thomas, David (21 Sep 2001). "Almost Heathen, Karma To Burn (Spitfire)". The Palm Beach Post. TGIF. p. 19.