Pentagram – Curious Volume Review

Curious Volume CoverartAs someone who would call himself a dedicated metal fan, it was with some surprise that I had never heard of Pentagram until I saw the 2011 documentary, Last Days Here. The film told the tragic tale of Bobby Liebling, the front man of the Virginia-based doom metal band. Judging from the initial part of movie, I’d have been surprised that any new music from Pentagram would ever see the light of day. However, the conclusion of the film charts Liebling’s course to recovery from drug addiction and depression.

Pentagram, as a band, began in the early 1970s but their debut album, Pentagram (aka Relentless, as it became known when it was re-released in 1993), wasn’t released until 1985. It became something of an underground classic. The band sort of stalled and churned its way through numerous line-ups and releases of older material up until the release of the documentary. Energized by the reception of the film and the exposure it brought to Liebling’s twisted talent, Pentagram experienced a rebirth of sorts. Curious Volume is the band’s second album since the documentary was made.

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