If you don't know who Electric Wizard is, that's probably a good thing... this doom metal t-shirt is only for those initiated into the cult of stoner rock doom... for fans of amazing underground rock bands like Sleep's Holy Mountain, Neurosis, Monster Magnet, Kyuss, Fu Manchu and even Hawkwind, read on... we LOVE this stuff!!
Electric Wizard takes the traditional power and groove of a doom band like Black Sabbath... then they add all the modern touches that us music junkies require in our heavy metal today... heaviness! Not only do they increase the production value, but they add an (un)healthy dose of gut-wrenching distortion and an entire monopoly of psychedelic noise, mean vocals, guitar solos, movie samples and swirling head candy ala space rock. This is flat-out psychedelic biker rock... think pale white vampires with long black hair wearing dirty blue jeans... leather biker vests with chains and a needle on the back... riding super extended choppers with skulls dangling off the ape-hangers... now you're about half-way there!!
I'd have to say though... the best part of Electric Wizard (besides their name) are the riffs... the epic f*cking riffs!! In this day-and-age where musicians are getting younger and less knowledgeable about old music, EW manages to craft some of the BEST heavy metal guitar riffs in the last 30 years! I mean, there's a lot of bands that try to re-create the Black Sabbath sound... but very few can actually "eclipse" the Sabbath-sound... The Wizard does that... in spades!!
Electric Wizard (from Dorset, England) has been around since 1993, 16 years now... that's nothing to sneeze at when it comes to underground stoner rock / sludge bands... the reason they've lasted this long is because they fu*kin' slay... yeah, that's what I said... they SLAY!!!
They're soooo heavy... and soooo trippy... you don't even have to be high... when you listen to them it half-sounds like the record is playing backwards... early Electric Wizard tracks like "Funeralopolis"... "We Hate You"... "Dopethrone"... "Doomentia" and "Chrono.Naut"... they all sound like black magic... like some kill-cults miasma of witchcraft oozing from your stereo speakers!
The Electric Wizard discography includes only six albums (Electric Wizard, Come My Fanatics..., Chrono.Naut EP (released on Man's Ruin Records), Dopethrone, Let Us Prey, We Live, Witchcult Today)... with the first four being massive classics, essential... following up with Let Us Prey, We Live and Witchcult Today (recorded using ONLY vintage analog recording gear through the entire chain)... all of which offer up some great doom metal tracks.
So yeah, you can probably tell we love this band... for fans of heavy metal... traditional doom... stoner rock... drone rock... noisecore... this cult shirt won't last long... if you're a fan of the above genres you know how stoner doom shirts disappear fast... so get one right now... or forever live in sorrow!!
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