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Electric Wizard : Supercoven

This mCD from trip doomsters Electric Wizard could be considered as a CD single, with the exception that the total length of those two tracks, easily beats many a mCD and even some full CD's in length. One could not help but considering this as an attempt to take their style developed in 'Come My Fanatics...' even further, pushing it to a brand new level of crushing heaviness and evil, sinister grooves. Needless to say that they succeed.

The 'Wizards take here the opportunity to display once again their undeniable talent by offering an eclectic mix of groovy rhythms and guitar solo's, heavy riffs and dark, nihilistic atmospheres. The Lovecraftian lyrics add an extra evil dimension to their songs. Electric Wizard seems to be one of those few bands that bridge easily the gap between old-school, traditional doom and more 'modern' dark doom without ever sounding forced or over-the-top.

Not everybody shall be willing to go through this bad trip, following the 'Wizard into their world of psychedelic excess and cynical, repetitive grooves. Like true innovators, they divide rather than unifying the fans of the two opposite worlds (bluesy groove and nihilistic doom) which they represent. Nevertheless, their cult following couldn't care less about this. I for one, still wonder how it is possible that Jus Oborn, the singer of this band, still appears to have both his lungs at his disposal. If I was screaming for half an hour like he does on this CD, the remains of my lungs would be scattered all over the place at the end.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Supercoven
2. Burnout

Duration : Approx. 32 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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