Since forming in 1996 Japan's Coffin has released a few demos, several studio albums, a single and what seems like thousands of split recordings. In fact if you were to try to collect the entire catalog of this death/doom band it would take you years of searching and truck loads of money. Ancient Torture looks to fill in the blanks for all of those out there would would like all of Coffin's misc. recordings. This definitive collection of Coffins split releases, compilation and vinyl only tracks is packed together on a deluxe double disc 8-panel digipak. Now for those of you out there who have never laid witness to the unholy carnage that is Coffins this release would be a good place to start. The band's choice of covers seem fitting as they wink at their influences. Carnage, Cathedral, Asphyx, Pungent Stench, Goatlord and Venom all get the royal treatment courtesy of Coffins. Hellhammer,Autopsy, Celtic Frost and Obituary are good reference points too although Coffins offer a more raw/sludge sound than most. All in all you get close to 2 hours of evil death/doom from this cult act.