Coven “Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls” LP.
Everything has a beginning, and going back to the era of the late 60s early 70s, you can’t discuss the era without mentioning satanic rock band, Coven. The band’s first record, “Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Enslaves Souls” along with Black Sabbath’s self-titled record, were among the first heavy metal albums. I love the contrast of the 70s/acid rock feel to it, intertwined with occult themes that are made apparent, with song titles like “Black Sabbath”, “Dignitaries of Hell”, “The White Witch of Rose Hall”, and Wicked Woman”. Singer Jinx Dawson’s voice is elegant but menacing, and her passion can be definitely felt within the songs on this album. The closing black mass piece also added to the dark presence on this album. This year marks the album’s 44 year existence and still makes an impact after all these years.