Time To Die [VINYL] Double LP
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Visually intoxicating, uncompromisingly heavy and revered for making music and lifestyle one, Electric Wizard - formed by vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn in 1993 - are responsible for some of the heaviest, dirtiest, most evil-sounding audio ever put to tape, with forthcoming album, 'Time to Die', continuing down that dark and crooked path. A cultural as well as a musical force, wreathed in occult ritual and drug-culture iconography, Electric Wizard have left an indelible mark on a host of different genres, the likes of doom, stoner and sludge; at heart, however, they stand as an iconic British metal band, cast in the great tradition, with lyrics and artwork reflecting the hypnotic weight of the music, and subject to the same intelligence and detail. Says Oborn: "With this new album, we wanted to return to basic values. It's primitive. We needed to claw it back down to the evil core - sex, drugs, violence, revolution…" Vinyl Edition also includes a poster.
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The album has a simpler - and largely consistent - sound than other Electric Wizard releases that seems to be driven by the droning rhythm guitar, spiced up with the drums and the bass, and a guitar that burbles and wahs around and around. The lyrics are quite murky and dull-sounding, drowning in the mix a bit. The album opens with "Incense For The Damned", a song about pot, and at just over 10 minutes long it's only the second-longest tune on the release. "Time To Die" is generally misanthropic, and plods along with a similar riff. "I Am Nothing" is spooky and bass-y and goes on for over 11 minutes, mainly dooming out on misanthropy and trying not to plagiarise from earlier releases, moaning... with a great coda of total space music. "Destroy Those Who Love God" is a collection of sound bites from weird Satanic reportages (the album sleeve mentions that it's also known as "Kill Posers: Class of '84"). And that's the four songs of Disc 1.
Disc 2, with five songs, starts off with "Funeral Of Your Mind", which already sounds more structured than anything on the first album, with multiple riffs and some sort of song development, although still dominated by the rhythm guitar as it wallows in further misanthropy. The tune fairly slows down until it becomes a sort of drum and wah overture. Nice! "We Love The Dead" slows it down even further, nearly into blues territory, with the lyrics exploring we-love-the-dead imagery through ever-murkier vocal distortion. Wow! "Sadiowitch", only four minutes long, riffs like Sabbath, but rolls like Electric Wizard, through a splatterfest of choppy, chatty muttering, drowning in doomy murk. Wow. "Lucifer'S Slaves" is a cool tune that rolls on and on, and near the end seems to have string-sounding-like keyboards that harken a bit to Tangerine Dream, even, as it crashes and roll around, with increasingly-distorted vocals and a thorough wah-wallowing psych-out... great!! "Saturn Dethroned" is an instrumental on keyboards, that concludes with yet another soundbite. Nice.
The album art is dark, full of skulls, upside-down ankhs, band members, and grainy black-and-white photos from biker reunions and black masses. Spooky stuff, kids!!