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Night Of The Shape - Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey

10.11.2019 8 By Moshicage


2014
Label: Rise Above Records - RISELP074 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue Clear / Black Mix • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Stoner Rock, Doom Metal
Download Night Of The Shape - Electric Wizard  - Let Us Prey

A band whose creative process has often been as lethargic as their drawn-out doom dirges, Electric Wizard surprised many fans when they announced the imminent release of their fourth album, Let Us Prey a mere year and a half after s monolithic Dopethrone -- itself preceded by nearly four years of silence.

Probably for this very reason, Let Us Prey weighs in at a comparatively trim 45 minutes Night Of The Shape - Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey so and makes for a significantly easier meal to digest than its epic predecessor; but it also falls short of Dopethrone in delivering what many consider to be the final word in doom metal. In fact, it appears that, having stuffed those four years of frustration into Dopethrone 's perfectly colossal mass, the world's most doleful trio Speechless - Alain Johannes - Spark Let Us Prey to take a concerted step back from the edge, and allow themselves the privilege to explore a few new directions.

A good case in point, first track "A Chosen Few" immediately finds them scaling back their extreme volume and feedback in order to make room for added guitar textures; and second offering "We, the Undead" sees them stepping on the gas and embarking upon a manic thrash-out the likes of which they've rarely attempted topped by ultra-distorted screaming from singer Jus Osborn.

Both are also uncharacteristically short and to the point, but the two-part instrumental "Master of Alchemy: I. The Black Drug" is more familiar.

At nearly ten minutes, it resurrects the vintage, head nodding Wizard of old, and may just qualify as the greatest incidental horror movie soundtrack ever committed to tape. Sadly, its also the album's Night Of The Shape - Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey unquestionable winner, as subsequent stoner epics "The Outsider" and "Priestess of Mars," while still offering plenty of doom Nel Segno Del Palo - Aggettivo Sette - Maledetta Primavera your buck, start to sound somewhat automatic and recycled.

Also, separating the two is an eyebrow-raising anomaly called "Night of the Shape" consisting of piano and saxophone mood music shock! Ultimately, Let Us Prey 's riskier experiments and occasional inconsistencies, however small, are bound to disappoint Electric Wizard fanatics accustomed to magnum opus after magnum opus; but the fact of the matter is that it still Rags To Riches - Lenny Welch - Rags To Riches most competitors coughing in the band's pot smoke.

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Track Listing. A Chosen Few. Electric Wizard. We, the Undead. The Outsider. Night of the Shape. Priestess of Mars.


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  • Mikami says:
    Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey () 01 - A Chosen Few. 02 - We, the Undead. 03 - Master of Alchemy: a) House of Whipcord b) The Black Drug. 04 - The Outsider. 05 - Night of the Shape. 06 - Priestess of Mars. 07 - Mother of Serpents >>DOWNLOAD.
  • Sagal says:
    Let Us Prey is the fourth studio album by English doom metal band Electric Wizard. It was released through Rise Above Records in , and was the last album to feature Electric Wizard's original line-up. After its release Tim Bagshaw and Mark Greening went on to form mezibarkegularasida.infoinfo: Doom metal.
  • Nikoktilar says:
    Apr 30,  · Ultimately, Let Us Prey's riskier experiments and occasional inconsistencies, however small, are bound to disappoint Electric Wizard fanatics accustomed to magnum opus after magnum opus; but the fact of the matter is that it still leaves most competitors coughing in the band's pot smoke.7/
  • Kikinos says:
    At first, when I heard the songs off the album Let Us Prey, I absolutley hated it. Of course, I only heard the bad songs such as We, The Undead and Night Of The Shape. The other 4 songs outweigh the bad stuff. Electric Wizard has come out with an album that isn't anything new, and is quite good/5(19).
  • Memi says:
    I'd heard of Electric Wizard before but until recently hadn't thought to hear any of their work. "Let Us Prey" seems quite an interesting album for me to start with as compared with their other full-lengths it's the shortest and most opinions and reviews about it are very mixed.
  • Kajitilar says:
    "Let Us Prey" is extremely hit and miss throughout, mostly due to some unexpected and out of place experimentation. "We, The Undead" sees the band surging into relatively lightning paced punk rock, and "Night of the Shape" surprises with some moody trip-hop dirge/5(19).

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