Thursday, February 5, 2009

Electric Wizard - s/t [1995]

No new posts in a bit, so here's something extra special to me that doesn't get the props it deserves. The debut Electric Wizard.

So many people like to stick up for Dopethrone, but for me, this is their best release. Hard-hitting, very typical 4/4 rhythms and catchy, swords-and-sorcery lyrics are all a good doom album make. In fact, this is one of my FAVORITE doom release of all time, and none of it really does anything Black Sabbath hadn't done decades before, but that's one of the reasons I love it. Take the first three tracks for example. "Mourning Prayer" especially, with its delayed jump into the verse; you can feel your pulse skip on that one. And the nice instrumental "Mountains on Mars" psyching things up for a bit. And the nearly instant classic "Devil's Bride". So much fucking crunch in these riffs. Basically, if you've never heard this, you're missing out. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and enjoy a fun song with conventional structure and forget all about 20 minute epics.

Genre: Doom
Label: Rise Above
Country: England
Bitrate: ~192k


  1. Search for "Electric Wizard" in my forum search:


  2. This site also features a lot of music from Japan.

  3. Also this cover art is fucking fantastic. As is the art for Forest of Equilibrium.

  4. Hah! I'd never thought of comparing it to that Cathedral, but looking at the palate I see what you're going at. I still like this one better :)

    Thanks rickdog. I've added that blog to my feed.
    (I didn't know super roots 10 was even out!)