Let Us Prey
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All that aside, this is a fantastic album. It is light on songs, with only 6, but has more experimentation that many of their other albums. One thing I will say is that each song is its own entity in that, though they make up a great album, they are all distinctly different enough to remember. For me, on later albums like Witchcult Today I found the songs to be too similar to one another which made it a less enjoyable listening experience. That said, I can understand some of the criticisms of Let Us Prey. We, the Undead frankly sounds out of place (potentially is would sound a bit out of place on any of their albums due to the up tempo nature of it). It is an okay song, but isn't great. Fortunately, the other five are very strong indeed.
The opener has a fantastic riff that really hooks the listener in and is an all time great EW song. Night and the Shape is an interesting piano led instrumental that I really like; it doesn't really progress, but I guess that isn't the point! Priestess of Mars is also a good song. However, the central pair of Master of Alchemy and The Outsider are what have convinced me to give the 5 and not 4 stars. The former is drenched in feedback at the outset and is punishing in the weight of the riffs (all 2 of them!?Read more ›
A fantastic feature of this wonderful band is their ability to really hone an album down to a particular style. This one is VERY sludge oriented - more than their other albums. The riffs they employ here are monsterous beasts that would swallow you whole, true, but these ones also have a nastier edge by using that more dark scale often found in sludge music.
This release is also the bands most psychedelic BY FAR. The music oozes tripped out guitar licks and hidden textures that undulate under the music causing a sense of motion and unease. The production, as always, is taken as paramount - you can tell these dudes are audio junkies and for that I really have the utmost respect.
All things said and done - if you ask me this is Electric Wizards finest moment. If you are an Electric Wizard fan then this MUST be a part of your collection.... you shall not be disappointed.
Not an album for a riff nut, but an ambient, psychedelic masterpiece. I recommend it to anyone with a patient musical ear.
Of course this still may not be to every fan's taste, but open your mind (and your mouth) and be prepared to stumble into the distance where a world of lumbering Lovecraftian monstrosities push mind bending substances upon you. (Be careful though.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really glad I finally got my hands on this LP. It's not as good as Dopethrone or Fanatics, but not very far behind. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Leevo
Not as good as Dopethrone but better than any other metal band out there. A Chosen Few has one of the best riffs of ALL time. Buy it for that alone!! Read morePublished on 23 April 2009 by Example
It would seem I missed `Let Us Prey' in my bid to review all the Electric Wizard records. I'm not sure how I managed to completely neglect it's existence, but nevertheless, here I... Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2009 by S
How to follow "Dopethrone"? An album widely regarded as a modern day classic in the stoner/doom genre. Read morePublished on 11 April 2008 by Tom Chase
This one's a bit debated amongst fans (following `Dopethrone' was never going to be easy), and for what it's worth here's my contribution: `Let Us Prey' is brilliant. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2007 by D. Hamilton-Smith
The follow up to Electric Wizards `dopethrone' was always going to be tricky. However the Wizard effortlessly delivered the goods with this slice of magical, tripped out doom rock. Read morePublished on 30 Jun. 2007 by J. M. Ashe
Doom mastery from The Electric Wizard. An album that is hard-hitting, but also full of ideas: and highly experimental. Read morePublished on 21 Sept. 2006 by J. H. Rathband
I thought I had already written a review of this CD as I have had he album a few years now. Anyway if you are into brutally heavy riffs then this is for you as this is a great riff... Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2006 by Raven