Today we present the Album Place 10 on the Tune Of The Days list of 2010's best albums.
The band that captured that place is Electric Wizard with the album Black Masses, a British band formed in Dorsetshire, England who play doom metal / stoner metal. Prior to 1993, then called the group name as Thy Grief Eternal and Eternal. Electric Wizard have a distinct yet traditional doom metal sound that incorporates stoner and sludge traits, with lyrics typically involving the occult, witchcraft, H.P. Lovecraft, horror films and cannabis. During 2003, founding members Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening left to form the band Ramesses, making guitarist/vocalist Jus Oborn the only founding member who remains.
The seventh album Black Masses is an album full of budding musical occult doom, brilliant craftsmanship that really sucks you into their world of musical doom-psychedelica. The new album shows clearly the growth, development, and an almost frightening self-confident as the band has built up during their career. For what it's worth, I like the sound of Black Masses. The album is recorded in London's famed Toe Rag Studios with Grammy Award-winner Liam Watson behind the controls. The album was recorded in 100% analogue.
Frontman Justin Oborn makes no bones about their goal: “This ritual incantation of heavy metal sorcery will break down your psyche,” he announced, “as wave upon crushing wave of lead weight acid-laced Doom leaves you numb and broken before our unholy altar... We do not rock, we kill!”
Here's the track listing:
Venus in Furs
Patterns of Evil
Turn Off Your Mind
Crypt of Drugula
Electric Wizard lineup:
Jus Oborn - guitar, vocals
Liz Buckingham - guitar
Tas Danazoglou - bass
Shaun Rutter - drums
Found this photo, which I stole from a post by a fellow blog that shows what you can do with their new purchased Electric Wizard vinyls, when you can not settle for just one copy, can add that he is a big fan of this band , so kudos to him because he gives his support to the band, and a transparent blue kudos, because it is vinyl.
The Vinyl (LP) got printed in following versions/colors:
400 Die Hard Version Black Vinyl (180 gm)
400 Solid white
400 Transparent Green
400 Transparent Blue
400 Transparent Red
400 Solid Grey
500 Clear with Black speckles
500 White/Black two colour split.
Today's tune "Venus in Furs" is an excellent example of Electric Wizard's songwriting perspicacity.
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