Friday, September 29, 2006
Electric Wizard- Barbarian
The barbarian has been slain.
I'm hitting a regional metal show tonight. While two or three of the bands on the bill are compelling, none specialize in my favorite flavor. Slow, heavy stoner metal melts my mind. Electric Wizard's Dopethrone is the ultimate example. It's pure evil. Three of its songs run over ten minutes; "Barbarian" is six minutes and 23 seconds of head-crushing oppression. The band shares more of its sinister sludge at MySpace.
Viewing the video of Joe Tex lip-synching this this disco classic might be the only possible way to revive yourself after receiving an Electric Wizard beatdown.