Thursday, June 11, 2009

Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics/Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard are a super heavy group from Dorset, England. They inevitably get lumped into the "stoner metal" subgenre, which I guess is reasonable because they have a record called Dopethrone. They are also considered doom metal. But for all their immense, detuned heaviness, I consider Electric Wizard to be a psychedelic group. Come My Fanatics... is most certainly two discs of colossal, earth-shaking metal, but owes just as much to space rock and the 60s as it does to Black Sabbath. Great, great album.

Forgot to mention that this is the reissue from 2006, which packaged Come My Fanatics... with the band's self-titled first release.

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