Posts Tagged ‘electric wizard’
Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Well the PR sheet tries to chuck the kitchen sink at this when describing it, but with people who have played with Angel Witch and Electric Wizard you would be forgiven for expecting some groovy seventies / eighties downtuned riffage, yeah? Ah… Nah. Though the seventies / eighties thing is about right. Just think King Crimson and a bit of early Genesis in shorter bursts with a slight case of the John Carpenter’s and a twinge of Hammer. Yes this is prog rock -lite (i.e. The Osiris Club keep things the right side of ten minute tracks) and with a very definite cinematic quality to the songs.
Smooth is the first word that came to mind with opening song ‘That’s Not Like You’ ; despite the nicely jerky rhythm and the highly expressive vocals, both the keyboards with their eighties filmic quality and the curiously charming charisma which oozes from the notes lend a calming hands; a celluloid film over the music if you will. ‘Seize Decay’ also highlights the vocals; drifting between the kind of narrator that Katatonia used on Viva Emptiness to the whimsical English style inflections that typified Genesis at their Gabriel period worst. It’s an odd direction of travel for me and not an entirely successful one.
By the time you pass through ‘Solid Glass’, ‘Mystery Sells’ and ‘The Bells’ to the title track with its eerie trilling violin lines it’s clear that the album is constructed as a whole, sharing a theme and a world even if I am a little more vague as to whether there is a singular narrative concept.
There is also a similarly of pace between the songs and that odd balance in the vocals, which tends to produce an unwanted feeling of mild irritation in me. Mild though because the whole album has such a pleasant and genteel nature that it is impossible to grow actually annoyed with anything that The Osiris Club do.
‘Mystery Sells’ for example being heavily vocalised also begins to step close to the long shadows of and in time to such wonders as Alan Moore’s spoken word set to music performance ‘The Highbury Working’. When they concentrate on the instrumental the effect is even better; closing song ‘Miles And Miles Away’ is like a contemplative melding of King Crimson and Hawkwind, a still through a place that should be dark and frightening but in reality is more mysterious and other worldly.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
My fearless leader and partner in crime Louise Brown has already done a bang-up job of telling y’all about how awesome Thursday was (though I’ve got to give an extra-robust shout-out to Pallbearer, The Atlas Moth, Royal Thunder, Pilgrim, Primordial, Lord Mantis, and most especially Mournful Congregation!). Friday started off […]
Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
We have christened Kkpgijsbers Youtube channel as our unofficial home of Roadburn due to its amazing content of fan-filmed, high-quality video footage of Roadburn 2013. If you missed anything at the festival, or if you want to relive your favorite moments, check it out HERE. Watch some teasers below.
Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Once again, our video crew from Super 208 Productions is out there in the thick of the festival this year. Here is their daily report. Enjoy!
Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Sometimes the “featuring ex-members of” tag can be misleading, but in the case of Serpentine Path, pedigree is important. The band, which debuted in February on a self-titled 7″, includes the entirety of Unearthly Trance, a Brooklyn-via-Long Island trio that issued a string of harrowing, unpredictable […]
Posted on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Fan-filmed video footage of Electric Wizard‘s performance at this year’s Zomerparkfeest — shot Friday, August 3 in Venlo, Holland — can be seen below.
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Fan-filmed video footage of Electric Wizard‘s headling performance at the HMV Forum in London on Saturday, March 31, can be seen below.
Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
This blog has been written to upset you. “OMFG! He’s compiled a list of the world’s heaviest albums and not included ‘Necrotic Wolf Enslavement’ by Crepuscular Molestation Cauldron!”, “No ‘Massive Fucking Apocalypse’ by Cataclysmic Death Flange – no credibility!” Don’t worry that the concept of heaviness in any kind of […]
Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
In the beginning of December 2010 we asked you, our beloved Roadburn readers, to list your Top 10 Roadburn-flavored albums of 2010. By Christmas Eve we had received 110 lists. Thanks to everyone who took the time to send us their list! This is how we compiled the rankings: the […]
Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011
[Update, January 3rd]: And the winner is: Italy’s own Ufomammut with the album Eve! Felicitazioni! Congratulations, gentlemen! Roadburn’s Album of the Day has become a tradition and now that the year is drawing to a close we at Roadburn HQ thought it would be fun to let our loyal readers, […]