Electric Wizard are back! Their seventh full-length album for Rise Above Records sees this now legendary band enter into a new era. Still the heaviest band on the planet, this time around there is a stronger emphasis on song structure and musicianship than on previous outings. Black Masses is an encyclopedia referencing the history heavy metal from the Kinks to right through to Bathory, thematically governed by occult knowledge passed down from their ancestors.
A trip through every aspect of everything thats cool about underground drug-rock from the head-spinning Satanic Psychedelia of Patterns of Evil through to the NWOBHM on LSD churning of Turn Off Your Mind, Black Masses is the album Electric Wizard always threatened to make. Its here, and listening to the end of the world was never meant to sound this good!
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Patrick from Prospect Hts., IL
Jan 7 2011
Being listening to this CD since the day it arrived in my mail box. I think it's great. Don't come into this expecting another "Dopethrone". This album is more in the vein of "Witchcult Today": groovier, gloomier, '70s sounding. I love it!
Chris from Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 3 2010
Electric Wizard can do never wrong, doubt they ever will. Think Black Sabbath meets Eyehategod & satanic and you've got Electric Wizard. I can't say it's better than dopethrone but definitely up there close to second. Order this, get extremely high, listen with head phones in dim light.