Throwback: “Waiting For The Turning Point” from Superjoint Ritual!

It’s possible that we could have heard the last of Superjoint Ritual¬†after a in a June 2019 interview with Metal Underground frontman Philip H. Anselmo, who is also credited with writing 70-80% of the music said simply that he had no interest in playing with the band. That being said, stranger things have happened. Active in a pair of stints between 1993 and 2004 and then again between 2014 and 2019, they hammered out a trio of albums. Various demos were leaked online from the early days before their debut “Use Once And Destroy” finally appeared in 2002 and as Pantera dissolved, the band gained more focus, a year later smashing out the abrasive “A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred“. Both infused elements of Hardcore Punk and Sludge Metal Groove with EyeHateGod guitarist Jimmy Bower being one of the other original members. Partially a tale of Anselmo’s Heroin years, it’s raw sounds are easily addictive.

It was another 13 years before their third and seemingly final album “Caught Up In The Gears of Application”¬†appeared with the band, for legal reasons being renamed simply ‘Superjoint‘. Recorded at Anselmo’s studio Nodferatu’s Lair and released on his label Housecore Records, it marked a fitting closing of the chapter. So returning to 2003, here’s “Waiting For The Turning Point“, a short, sharp introduction to the World of old school abrasive Hardcore Punk Meets Metal down a dark alley with a baseball bat.

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