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Voodooshock : Voodoom EP

VoodooShock, fronted by ex-Naevus guitarist and singer Uwe Groebel, is one of the PsycheDOOMelic label's stable of up and coming trad. doom stars, rocking the doom like nobody's bidness, busting out classic influences from UFO, 'Priest, and Witchfinder General to 'Sabbath, The Obsessed, Pentagram, Abdullah, and Cathedral. This is ultra-heavy, guitar-driven melodic doom, topped by clean vocals and served up tasty as ya please.

PsycheDOOMelic really seems to be exhuming the vaults with their latest series of releases, and 'Voodoom EP' is no exception. The album is a reissue of their promo CD, with some extra tracks thrown in. The first three tracks are 2000 recordings of songs that were later re-recorded for their eponymous first LP. Next up is their cover of Saint Vitus' excellent 'Patra', a most successful effort once slated to appear on the ever-elusive 'Vitus tribute disc. 'Cordial Vicinity' is taken from their split with Colorado's IronKind. I can't really say why they threw in 'Fountain of Freedom' off their first album as an ending track, except that it's such an excellent tune.

As a friend for the group, I already had all the songs on this disc except the Vitus cover. However, that song alone is reason enough to fork out the necessary for this disc. But if you're curious about VoodooShock's vision of 70s-inspired doom, I'd recommend starting with their first album, then moving on to this one. For my money, the first album hangs together a bit better. But make no mistake: You NEED 'Voodoom EP'. Not only is it great for collector geeks like me, but it's the only place I know of where you can get that cover of 'Patra'. Dig.....

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Showtime
2. Amazing Fire
3. Living in Paradise
4. Patra
5. Cordial Vicinity
6. Fountain of Freedom

Duration : Approx. 35 minutes.

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kevin McHugh
Aesthetic Death
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