Formed in 1991 by White Zombie's original guitarist Tom 5 (so nicknamed, legend has it, because his playing was the equal of five guitarists), New Jersey's Angel Rot was one of the most overlooked players in New York's underground metal scene during the '90s. With bassist Mike Davis and drummer Steven Kleiner in tow, Angel Rot recorded their debut, Unlistenable Hymns of Indulgent Damnage, in 1993. But the master tapes were reputedly lost and even after being recovered, the album only saw the light of day six years later when it was released by the Man's Ruin label. By then, the trio's touring lineup included bassist Gyda Gash and drummer Scott Octane.
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