Appalachian Incantation

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Appalachian Incantation
Studio album by Karma to Burn
Released April 30, 2010
Recorded January/February 2010
Genre Instrumental rock, stoner rock
Length
  • Standard edition: 38 minutes
  • Limited edition: 66 minutes
Label Napalm Records
Producer Karma to Burn, Scott Reeder
Karma to Burn chronology
Almost Heathen
(2001)
Appalachian Incantation
(2010)
V
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Jukebox:Metal 3/5 stars[2]

Appalachian Incantation is the fourth studio album released by the instrumental stoner rock band Karma to Burn. It is their first studio release since reforming from their 7-year hiatus in 2009, succeeding 2001's Almost Heathen. It was released on April 30, 2010, via Napalm Records.[3] Like their previous two releases, this is an instrumental album, though one track does feature Year Long Disaster's Daniel Davies, who later joined the band full time, on vocals.[4] There is also a limited edition bonus disc which features remastered rarities and re-recordings.[5]

Background[edit]

Karma to Burn dissolved in 2002 due to a confrontation between Mullins and Mecum regarding the former’s heroin addiction. Afterwards, Mullins joined Speedealer and Year Long Disaster; during the seven-year break, Mullins hoped for a Karma to Burn reunion but did nothing to make it happen, feeling that it could not unless he and Mecum reconciled.[6]

In 2009, both Mecum and Mullins reconciled and reformed the group to record a new album. Mecum and singer Daniel Davies had been writing songs together and wrote one called “Waiting on the Western World”, which was only the second of their collaborations (the first was a song for Year Long Disaster called “Seven of Swords”). Enjoying the writing process for the song, Mecum brought “Waiting on the Western World” to a Karma to Burn rehearsal, and it was decided to use the song on the band’s upcoming record - as well as to eventually make a Karma to Burn album featuring vocals and lyrics on every song, with Mullins stating the band’s hope for it to result in something better than their debut album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Karma to Burn.

Standard release[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Forty-Four"   5:11
2. "Forty-Two"   3:58
3. "Forty-One"   4:57
4. "Forty-Six"   3:13
5. "Waiting on the Western World" (feat. Daniel Davies) 5:42
6. "Forty-Three"   4:43
7. "Forty-Five"   6:36
8. "Twenty-Four"   3:44

Cat Got Our Tongue EP, Limited Edition bonus disc[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Two Times" (feat. John Garcia) 4:53
2. "Fourteen"   5:05
3. "Ten"   2:55
4. "Thirteen"   4:16
5. "Six"   3:51
6. "Twenty" (2009 Re-recording) 3:33
7. "Thirty" (2009 Re-recording) 3:36

Personnel[edit]

  • William Mecum – guitar
  • Rich Mullins – bass
  • Rob Oswald – drums
  • Daniel Davies - vocals (Waiting on the Western World)
  • John Garcia - vocals (Two Times)

References[edit]