Posts Tagged ‘Album of the day’

Album of the Day: Electric Wizard – Time To Die

Posted on Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Heavy Metal: It’s been four years since the mighty Electric Wizard brewed up a full-length album in Black Masses. As the Wiz’s devoted fan base awaited their return in the form of new album Time to Die, the band itself took on a different form.

Jus Oborn and Liz Buckingham remain the core of the stoner doom outfit, but found a new bassist in Clayton Burgess of Satan’s Satyrs, an American in his early 20s no less! That development is far less dramatic than the situation behind the kit and on the business side.

Electric Wizard - Time To Die

Longtime drummer Mark Greening, who had left to form Ramesses many years ago, rejoined Electric Wizard long enough to record Time to Die. But the volatile relationship fractured and Greening was unceremoniously replaced by Simon Poole.

On the business end, they ended their relationship with their former record label and are releasing Time To Die on their own Witchfinder Records (distributed by Spinefarm).

But we’re not here for the drama, we’re here for the music. Evil, loud, dark and frightening music. Time to Die is not a departure from the band’s modus operandi, but Burgess and Greening do shade the corners with a different hue of cruelty and menace.

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Album of the Day: Winterfylleth – The Divination Of Antiquity

Posted on Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Lovingly pinchd from Echoes And Dust: Winterfylleth are a very interesting proposition, and first introduced themselves with an incredible album called Ghosts of Heritage, which truly was a thing of wonder, with lyrical content that was based and seemingly more than keen on the middle ages history – or more […]

Album of the Day: Botanist VI – Flora

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014

Praise for Botanist VI‘s Flora from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Another mysterious missive from the verdant realm, which can only mean one thing, the return of Botanist , our local eco-terrorist drum and dulcimer black metal band, who in fact, have actually expanded into a proper band, and have been […]

Album of the Day: My Brother The Wind – Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One is the third release from Swedish instrumental outfit My Brother the Wind, now coming out via Free Electric Sound, the instrumental division of The Laser’s Edge roster of artists. All I can say […]

Album of the Day: Death Penalty – S/T

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: He’s blessed us with the classics – Forest Of Equilibrium, The Ethereal Mirror, The Carnival Bizarre, Endtyme – the list goes on; as the main songwriter and penultimate “riff-finder general” for legendary doom outfit Cathedral, the name Gaz Jennings has been synonymous with skull […]

Album of the Day: Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: It’s been a long, hard road for Yob, an uphill journey beset with obstacles – the first lineup of the band breaking up, subsequent legal issues around mainman Mike Scheidt’s interrim band Middian and Scheidt’s own struggles with his personal demons – but ever […]

Album of the Day: Fórn – The Departure Of Consciousness

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The Departure of Consciousness is the soundtrack to collapse – the slow, final collapse of a dying relationship, the slow cascade of brick and mortar from a collapsing building or the terrifying claustrophobia of the inward collapse of the human mind, all are evoked […]

Album of the Day: Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Certainly the announcement that vocalist Uta Plotkin will leave Witch Mountain following their Fall US tour with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind places Mobile of Angels, the band’s fourth album overall and third with Plotkin fronting, into a different context. If nothing else, it lets lyrics longing […]

Album of the Day: Funerary – Starless Aeon

Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Funerary are still relatively unknown, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t talented. In fact, the underground has always been a place full of exciting talents a lot of people aren’t aware of. Thanks to the Internet, its now easier to discover and explore them. […]

Album of the Day: Lonely Kamel – Shit City

Posted on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: It’s still unusual to find that one of Europe’s strongest exports of desert rock, especially with a name like Lonely Kamel, hails from the frost-bitten lands of Norway, culturally famed for its black metal output. Yet on the brink of releasing their fourth studio […]

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