ELECTRIC WIZARD

Stoner Metal / Doom Metal • United Kingdom
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Electric Wizard are a stoner doom metal band from Dorset, England.

The oblivion and ecstasy of crushing doom and high grade marijuana, a sonic aural trip far, far away from this world, where only cyclopean walls of crackling vintage valve amplifiers set to the full overdrive and primal ritualistic beats can wash away all the filth and drudgery of everyday life. Their music can be described as Stoner Doom Metal. Their sound is a crushing behemoth of funeral march psychedelia. Violent, bleak and ritualistic.

Born in Dorset, England in 1993, in a quiet country town, initially they were the product of frustration, unemployment and excessive drug abuse. But through hallucinogenic experimentation and occult sciences they realized their true potential. A celebration of outre low brow art like Weird Tales, 70's horror and B-movies, head shop art, drug comix, italian pornohorror comics, Crepax, Lovecraft, Howard etc. etc...coupled with a morbid fascination
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ELECTRIC WIZARD Electric Wizard album cover 3.78 | 14 ratings
Electric Wizard
Doom Metal 1995
ELECTRIC WIZARD Come My Fanatics... album cover 4.47 | 17 ratings
Come My Fanatics...
Stoner Metal 1997
ELECTRIC WIZARD Dopethrone album cover 4.24 | 33 ratings
Dopethrone
Stoner Metal 2000
ELECTRIC WIZARD Let Us Prey album cover 3.67 | 10 ratings
Let Us Prey
Stoner Metal 2002
ELECTRIC WIZARD We Live album cover 4.05 | 9 ratings
We Live
Stoner Metal 2004
ELECTRIC WIZARD Witchcult Today album cover 4.09 | 14 ratings
Witchcult Today
Stoner Metal 2007
ELECTRIC WIZARD Black Masses album cover 3.38 | 12 ratings
Black Masses
Stoner Metal 2010
ELECTRIC WIZARD Time to Die album cover 4.38 | 7 ratings
Time to Die
Stoner Metal 2014
ELECTRIC WIZARD Wizard Bloody Wizard album cover 4.69 | 4 ratings
Wizard Bloody Wizard
Stoner Metal 2017

ELECTRIC WIZARD EPs & splits

ELECTRIC WIZARD Electric Wizard / Our Haunted Kingdom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Wizard / Our Haunted Kingdom
Stoner Metal 1996
ELECTRIC WIZARD Chrono.naut album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Chrono.naut
Stoner Metal 1997
ELECTRIC WIZARD Electric Wizard / Orange Goblin album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Electric Wizard / Orange Goblin
Stoner Metal 1997
ELECTRIC WIZARD Supercoven album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Supercoven
Stoner Metal 1998
ELECTRIC WIZARD The Processean (Procession) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Processean (Procession)
Stoner Metal 2008
ELECTRIC WIZARD Electric Wizard / Reverend Bizarre album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Wizard / Reverend Bizarre
Stoner Metal 2008
ELECTRIC WIZARD Legalise Drugs and Murder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legalise Drugs and Murder
Stoner Metal 2012

ELECTRIC WIZARD live albums

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Radio 1 Session 1/05
Stoner Metal 2006

ELECTRIC WIZARD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

ELECTRIC WIZARD Satyr IX (2012 Demo Version) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Satyr IX (2012 Demo Version)
Stoner Metal 2012

ELECTRIC WIZARD re-issues & compilations

ELECTRIC WIZARD Pre-Electric Wizard 1989-1994 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pre-Electric Wizard 1989-1994
Stoner Metal 2006

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Stoner Metal 2012
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Stoner Metal 2014

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ELECTRIC WIZARD We Live

Album · 2004 · Stoner Metal
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"We Live" is the 5th full-length studio album by UK stoner/doom metal act Electric Wizard. The album was released through Rise Above Records in June 2004. Although it´s only been two years since the release of "Let Us Prey (2002)" there have been some quite radical changes in the band lineup, as both bassist Tim Bagshaw, and drummer Mark Greening have left Electric Wizard, leaving vocalist/guitarist Jus Oborn as the only remaining original member. The new lineup consists of Jus Oborn (vocals, guitars), Liz Buckingham (guitars), Rob Al-Issa (Bass), and Justin Greaves (drums), making Electric Wizard a four-piece for the first time.

Stylistically the music on "We Live" pretty much continue down the same psychadelic tinged stoner/doom metal path of "Let Us Prey (2002)" though. There´s still an occult and dark atmosphere about the music (which is also obvious from reading songtitles like "Flowers of Evil a.k.a. Malfiore" and "The Sun Has Turned to Black"), and the distinct underlying aggression is present too. The riffs are crushingly heavy, and the rhythm section follows suit. There´s also a hypnotic repetitive psychadelic element to the music which is quite prominent, so while the music features regular vers/chorus structures, it often goes beyond that, and presents the listener with something a bit more structurally loose.

"We Live" is generally a very organic sounding release. The performance of the music flows naturally, the sound production is raw, earthy and analogue tinged, and the material is well balanced between structure and jam oriented sections. The 10:48 minutes long opening "Eko Eko Azarak: I. Invocation - II. Ritual" is a good example of the more loose psychadelic side of the band´s music, while the dark, crushingly heavy, and occasionally quite aggressive side is well represented in tracks like the title track and "Flowers of Evil a.k.a. Malfiore". That´s truly doomy darkness, yet still with a psychadelic touch. It´s however more a "trip gone wrong" type of psychadelic touch rather than a happy "hippie flower power" touch. "Another Perfect Day?" is another interesting track, as it opens in a pretty fast-paced rock´n´roll oriented style and then drops to a crushingly heavy doom metal style in the middle. It´s not only good for the overall variation of the album, but also works really well within the particular track. "The Sun Has Turned to Black" and "Saturn's Children" close the album in slow doomy style, and it´s only during those two tracks that it sometimes gets too repetitive and monotone.

Upon conclusion "We Live" is yet another high quality stoner/doom metal release by Electric Wizard. It´s not as surprising or innovative as some of the group´s early releases, although the psychadelic element has become stronger, and has changed the band´s sound a bit, but you can´t deny strong and memorable songwriting, excellent musicianship, and a professional, organic, and raw sound production. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

ELECTRIC WIZARD Wizard Bloody Wizard

Album · 2017 · Stoner Metal
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Having produced perhaps their heaviest post-Dopethrone release in the form of Time to Die, for this followup Electric Wizard have gone right back to the other extreme of their sound, incorporating extensive heavy psych influences. They don't go full psych, but the style of metal here is very much sat on the stoner-doom boundary, with a tone reminiscent less of Black Sabbath than it is of the various hard-edged garage rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Naturally, their customary subject matter hasn't changed all that much - "See You In Hell" pretty much sums up the manifesto of the album, and is called back to in a catchy chorus on the closing Mourning of the Magicians.

Certainly, this is a more accessible than average Electric Wizard - it doesn't instantly immerse you in the deepest depths of doom like Dopethrone did, nor has any Electric Wizard release been quite as toe-tappingly catchy as this one. Nonetheless, nobody could accuse this of being an especially commercial sound either. Perhaps it's simply Electric Wizard deigning to notice the wave of 1970s-worshipping horror/fantasy-reading occult rock groups who've grown up in their wake, and taking the chance to beat them at their own game. As far as I'm concerned, it's yet another essential release from them.

ELECTRIC WIZARD Let Us Prey

Album · 2002 · Stoner Metal
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"Let Us Prey" is the 4th full-length studio album by UK doom/stoner metal act Electric Wizard. The album was released through Rise Above Records in March 2002. It´s the last album to feature the band´s original lineup of Jus Oborn (vocals, guitars), Tim Bagshaw (bass) and Mark Greening (drums), before bandleader Jus Oborn completely revamped the lineup before the recording of "We Live (2004)", leaving him the sole remaining member of the original trio. "Let Us Prey" is one of those really hard albums in a band´s discography as it was released on the heels of Electric Wizard´s most iconic release "Dopethrone (2000)". People always talk about sophomore albums being the hardest to release because of fan expectations, but releasing your first album after a massive success like "Dopethrone (2000)" is probably worse and must have been a daunting task for the band.

They´ve chosen the right path though, as they´ve opted not to make a clone of the predecessor, but instead go for a slightly more accessible phychadelic tinged doom/stoner metal sound. The vicious aggression and darkness of the predecessor have also been toned down considerably and overall "Let Us Prey" is a more warm and pleasant listening experience. But don´t misunderstand that as if Electric Wizard have gone all mellow or anything like that, because that´s certainly not the case. You´ll still find crushingly heavy beats and riffs in spades on this album, stoned guitar soloing over jam packed sections, bleak moods, and Jus Oborn´s characteristic distorted "low in the mix" vocals. The organic musicianship has to be mentioned, as it´s a real asset to the album. These guys sound like real human beings playing and not machines hell bent to deliver militant precision. Electric Wizard understand the importance of delivering this type of music with an organic "live" feel, and they succeed well in doing that on this album.

Most tracks on the 6 track, 43:51 minutes long album are doomy yet groove oriented stoner rockers, but "We, the Undead" is slightly different sounding as it features a generally faster paced tempo and a clear punk influence and "Night of the Shape" is a rather psychadelic sounding instrumental featuring violin and a piano motif. While the doomy riffs are sometimes repeated many times during the tracks, before being followed by a new riff, and the tracks are at times dragged out because of it, the repetition is a means to an end, and when the band finally change riff or something new happens, it provides the music with a powerful release effect. The repetition also works to successfully build the generally dark atmosphere of the album.

The album is packed in an organic, heavy, and fuzzed out sound production, which suits the music perfectly. "Let Us Prey" is all in all another high quality doom/stoner metal release by Electric Wizard, and while it doesn´t quite reach the incredible heights of it´s predecessor, it´s still a mandatory listen for fans of the band, and a recommended listen for fans of doom/stoner metal in general. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

ELECTRIC WIZARD Electric Wizard

Album · 1995 · Doom Metal
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Day of judgment, it has arrived...

Electric Wizard. A band that countless Doom acts have cited as major influence in their music, an influence that is not hard to see the reason behind. Many bands appeared in the 90's, such as Sleep, Katatonia, Anathema, etc., and began laying into the sound Black Sabbath had debuted years prior. All of these bands had their own interpretations of the genre- some were slower and groggier, some were heavier and more brutally angry. But in my opinion none of these bands grasped the idea as firmly as Electric Wizard. The band's debut is a legendary one, and although it appeared years after the likes of Sleep and Anathema had their say, Electric Wizard's 1995 eponymous gets practically everything I expect of a Doom metal album right.

Electric Wizard is powerful, loping, almost serene in it's trudging splendor. It's slow, fuzzy crunch combines elements of the early 90's metal with the band's reinvigorating sounds. This album's introduction of new ideas was, in layman's terms, revolutionary. The album shines much in the department of epics, specifically the title track and 'Behemoth', which lives rigorously up to it's name as a gargantuan, practically filthy track filled with the best sludge you'll ever hear. The musicianship is excellent; Electric Wizard is a three man team of Jus Osborn, Tim Bagshaw, and Mark Greening. This lineup was one that remained intact until around 2003 (circa We Live), where Greening and Bagshaw departed only to be replaced by Justin Greaves and Rob Al-Issa respectively. This original lineup is perhaps the most dynamic and musically-virtuous the band ever got, for the stamina and skills of these musicians has been unparalleled by many of their peers. The parts where the band shines are particularly in the Sabbath-like sections, i.e. where there's more rock and roll influence, such as title track (as well as 'Wooden Pipe' I suppose) and 'Stone Magnet'. These two act as bookends to the album, being the closer and opener respectively, which sort of adds to both the songs and album's quality. Both have similarities; both are dark, muddy and heavily distorted, However they are sort of the more traditional/easily digestible tracks. They make a listen-through of the album both a comfortable yet and the same time new experience.

EW's debut is nothing short of a spelling out of the greatness of the band's potential. It's a mind-bending, mind-altering experience from start to finish. Highly recommended.

ELECTRIC WIZARD Time to Die

Album · 2014 · Stoner Metal
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When Black Masses took a while to grow on me I was worried that Electric Wizard had gone off their game, but Time to Die is a welcome return to form. It feels like the band have stepped back from some of the heavy psych influences that had been cropping up into their post-Dopethrone albums and have instead tapped into a thick, dark stream of gruesome doom metal that seems to show a little influence from their fellow doom-merchants Church of Misery.

The choice of subject matter is Ricky Kasso, whose murder of a teen friend of his at the height of the media panic about satanic influences in heavy metal and tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons makes him perfect fodder for Electric Wizard's particular brand of creativity. With an reiteration of the iconic "When you get into one of these trips..." sample used to such good effect earlier in Electric Wizard's back catalogue rounding out the album, this is the Wizard in top form.

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