Hermetic Brotherhood Of Luxor appears to have been some sort of 19th century cult. Because of this, I can't find a whole lot of information about the band named after it. The only webpage I can find seems to be the one of the label that released this album, which isn't even mentioned on the disc itself. The only information given in the album itself is that it was recorded live in Brooklyn early last year.
The disc consists of a single 67 minute piece. That alone sets off an alarm in my head. Not that there aren't good albums consisting of one hour-long piece (I'm about to review a really good one soon). However, it doesn't help when the artist uses the same fucking drum loop for the entire duration of the recording, as this one does. Not only that, but the drum loop sounds remarkably similar to the drums from that Paula Cole song from Dawson's Creek that's always playing whenever I go to the grocery store. Which means I have her voice screaming "I DON'T WANNA WAIT!" in my head nonstop while I'm listening to this. On top of the monotonous drum beat is some extremely trebly noisy guitar which might sound cool in doses but not for a whole hour, plus some moaning vocals which don't sound cool for a second.
Supposedly this album is the finale to a 3-part series. Maybe it makes more sense in context of the whole series. I only was sent this one so that's all I can review. But this certainly doesn't make me want to seek out the rest. If I was at this show, I would've left after 10 minutes no matter who was playing afterwards. 2/10 -- Paul Simpson (12 February, 2009)