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There is not a second wasted on "Witchcult Today". Like "Dopethrone" and "Come My Fanatics" I can just spin the album without ever wanting to skip. The one-two punch of the title track and "Dunwich" is blistering, with the title track flowing through various powerful grooves, riffs and an infectious chorus. "Dunwich" picks up the pace a little, again blasting through superb riffs and another excellent vocal melody in the chorus. Thankfully the band decided to keep this relatively up-tempo song at a reasonable pace, something disregarded in the last two albums with two overly fast tracks that just sounded messy and out of place. Slow brooding doom is what the band does best, and it doesn't get much better than "The Chosen Few". The songs menaces its way classic EW riffs and culminates with a haunting vocal harmony laced with one of the album's most infectious riffs. "Torquemada 71" reminds me of "We Hate You" from "Dopethrone" thanks to its simplicity and resulting accessibility. My favourite riff on the album and an equally compelling chorus hook makes this song the album's would-be lead single...Read more ›
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My favorite tracks are "Dunwich," "The Chosen Few," and "Saturnine." To me, they lean more towards the rock end of the doom metal spectrum while the rest of the album leans more towards drone and heavy psychedelic. Probably not the best album to listen to late, late at night with nothing but candles to light the room...unless you're into that kind of thing.
Electric Wizard have for over a decade now straddled the fence between oppressive doom metal and groove-laden stoner rock. The overall density and pace (slow and slower) has kept them more firmly rooted in the doom camp, but on "Witchcult Today" they have perfected the art of making evil riffs that one can strut to.
I can think of very few albums that are both extremely heavy and extremely catchy. One that stand outs in my mind is "Welcome to Sky Valley" by Kyuss...other than that I really have to dig deep in the catalog of my mind to find something comparable to "Witchcult Today". But would I say that these albums sound anything alike? Not at all. "Witchcult Today" finds Electric Wizard making songs that are awfully heavy and terribly catchy. The riffs find a sonic groove and then go into repeat, causing an uncontrollable bobbing motion of the listener's head. Over this Jus Osborne sings some damn memorable tunes. No matter which way you look at it, "Witchcult Today" is a winner. The cool riffs never let up and the song itself never gets boring.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The CD is with imperfections (scratchs) just at the final song (Saturnine). It is imposible to lisen to the las 2 song minutes.Published 3 months ago by Marco C.
awesome 2 vinyls with a picture and everything is just great!Published 12 months ago by Axel Sjölin
Kinda sounds like it was recorded during the NWOBHM era, right alongside Celtic Frost and Venom. Heavy as a cinderblock dropped on your foot. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Zach Rawlins
Great production. Catchy tunes. Dunwich is possibly my favorite EW song ever. Fans of Doom and others will like this one.Published 16 months ago by Demonic Doug