First Utterance

Comus - First Utterance
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1971 Ratings: #66 / 110
User Score
Based on 84 ratings
1971 Ratings: #22
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January 1, 1971 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dawn DNLS 3019 / Label
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It's like Richard Dawson and Animal Collective were told to collaborate on a freak folk album and make it influenced by the music of King Crimson and Frank Zappa. Oh, and instead of those wholesome lyrics you're used to writing, it needs to have more rape and murder. It is a strangely addictive experience.
hohohhhoooohoho delightfully devilish seymore!

i love how the genre of this album explains it perfectly because man is this some freaky folk
I found this bizarre and quite unappealing on first impressions.

Then slowly it clicked; firstly through the more melodic passages, then throughout.
If I end up in a dark forest one day and hear any second of this, I'm going to immediately look for ways to get out of there so that this death cult doesn't get to me first.

Though the 12-minute cut "The Herald" is probably too beautiful and enrapturing that I would just fall into that trap anyways. Oops.
One of the most overlooked masterpieces in folk music.Bizzare, and twisted but entrancing all the same. There’s something so subtly hellish about this album that makes it so addicting.
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Added on: June 6, 2015