Saturday 8 May 2021

Bow To Your Masters Volume Two: Deep Purple (Album Review)

Release date: May 07th 2021. Label: Glory Or Death Records. Format: DD/Vinyl

Bow To Your Masters Volume Two: Deep Purple – Tracklisting

1.Big Scenic Nowhere - Demon's Eye 05:24
2.Gygax - Speed King 04:42
3.RedWitch Johnny Ft. Matthew Putman - Maybe I'm a Leo 04:58
4.Topsy Kretts - Black Night 04:41
5.Saturn - Into the Fire 04:34
6.High Reeper Ft. Jillian Taylor of Ruby The Hatchet - Burn 05:21
7.Great Electric Quest Ft. Francis Roberts - Highway Star 06:23
8.Steak Ft. Chantal Brown - Smoke 04:42
9.Mos Generator - Love Child 03:06
10.Asphodel Wine - Child in Time 10:14
11.Temple of Love Ft. Anton Pukshansky - Gettin' Tighter 03:27
12.Red Wizard - Fireball 03:18
13.KOOK - Space Truckin' 05:17
14.Worshipper - Pictures of Home 06:21
15.Yob - Perfect Strangers 06:13


Glory Or Death Records have just released another exciting chapter in their “Bow To Your Masters” series with Volume Two paying homage to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Legends – Deep Purple. If you heard the 1st volume paying homage to Thin Lizzy, well it’s time for Deep Purple to be given the same treatment with famous Stoner/Doom/Psych/Sludge Metal artists doing their own take on some of the finest Deep Purple tracks currently out there.

There a 15 songs with artists diverse as Big Scenic Nowhere, Gygax, Saturn, High Reeper, Mos Generator and Doom Metal Legends YOB bringing their own unique creative spin on some famous and not so famous Deep Purple tracks.

There’s a lot to take in on this release and I will admit this album did take me a few listens to fully enjoy. Where as the Thin Lizzy volume I loved right off the bat. That’s perhaps down to myself not being a massive Deep Purple fan. Though, this is still an outstanding collection of different covers from a wide range of different artists from the Doom, Stoner and Sludge Metal community.

The tone of the album is quite different from start to finish and the songs don’t follow the same style as each other. It’s still DEEP PURPLE but the artists involved bring their own thing to the album especially the covers by Big Scenic Nowhere, Gygax, Great Electric Quest and Red Wizard being some of my personal favourite tracks on the album.

Though the biggest selling point here is YOB’s extraordinary cover of Perfect Strangers. I’ve only heard this song a couple times before and YOB have done the original song justice and even brought their style of “DOOM” to the song with Mike on inspired vocal form.

Bow To Your Masters: Volume Two is a spellbinding tribute album that any fan of Deep Purple will appreciate and have in their record collection.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Glory Or Death Records for the promo.

Bow To Your Masters: Volume Two is available to buy now on CD/DD/Vinyl via 
Glory Or Death Records now.


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