Flower of Disease


Flower of Disease
Goatsnake flower.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2000
GenreStoner metal[1]
LabelMan's Ruin[2]
Southern Lord (SUNN13)
Rise Above Records
ProducerNick Raskulinecz
Goatsnake chronology
Dog Days
Flower of Disease
Trampled Under Hoof
Professional ratings
Review scores
Chronicles of Chaos8/10[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[5]

Flower of Disease is an album by American doom metal band Goatsnake, released in 2000.[6][2] The LP version was released by Southern Lord Records.

Critical reception

AllMusic called the album "an enjoyable listen", writing that it "is a perfect marriage of modern production techniques, excellent riffing, melodic classic doom, and grooving ambience."[3] LA Weekly wrote that "there's a certain slickness here, but an inimitable weirdness too, the combination of which makes this band so distinctly, quintessentially Los Angeles."[7] The Encyclopedia of Popular Music wrote that the album "extended Goatsnake's move towards southern-fried doom leanings, further refining their bludgeoning style."[5]

Track listing

  1. "Flower of Disease" – 6:40
  2. "Prayer for a Dying" – 4:40
  3. "Easy Greasy" – 5:14
  4. "El Coyote" – 4:39
  5. "The Dealer" – 5:26
  6. "A Truckload of Mamma's Muffins" – 5:58
  7. "Live to Die" – 3:19
  8. "The River" – 8:15

Line up


Additional personnel


  1. ^ Kelly, Kim (April 20, 2017). "10 Stoner Metal Albums Ranked by a Metalhead Who Doesn't Smoke Weed". Vice. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Phillips, William; Cogan, Brian (March 20, 2009). Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9780313348013 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b "Flower of Disease - Goatsnake | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  4. ^ "CoC : Goatsnake - Flower of Disease : Review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com.
  5. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 3: MUZE. p. 784.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ "Goatsnake | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Vinyl of the Week: Greg Anderson's Goatsnake Reissues Doom Metal Classics 'Flower of Disease,' 'Dog Days' and 'Vol. 1' via Southern Lord [MP3]". LA Weekly. July 30, 2010.