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Wizard Cult
(Meteorites Tektites and Impactites)
2015
Staff Rating: Turn this to 6.8 of 11
Genre:
Sludge, Doom
Sounds Like:
Weedeater, Electric Wizard, Saint VItus
From Boston, MA welcome doomsters Wizard Cult with their heavier than hell debut release Meteorites, Tektites, & Impactites. We’ll get right to the point with this one, it’s pretty much your typical doom /sludge band whose influences range heavily from Sleep, Electric Wizard and Weedeater. The most interesting aspect of this album is the extreme lo-fi production, you literally have to crank this one up to at least 8 or 9 just to listen at a comfortable decibel level. We find it interesting the band chose to release this on cassette as well as a digital download on Bandcamp. We are starting to see a revival of cassettes these days, perhaps it’s the nostalgia they hold. According to the band each cassette ordered will have a custom collage done by a member of the band. One side of the cassette has these four tracks and the other side might contain the same 4 songs or contain whatever music they decide (Bach, The Spin Doctors, Celine Deon, some strange chanting, etc.)... interesting.
 
Band Members:
Ian Malabre- Bass
Alex Demarjian- Guitar, vocals
Josh Lentini- Drums
 
Track List:
1. The Golden Mind Pt. I 10:24
2. Doom-God 07:05
3. Goat Demon 04:46
4. Goat Demons 05:01
 
There really is no standout song, or really poor one to avoid, these four songs are truly thick and heavy leaving you with tons of sludge to be scraped off the walls. The vocals are filthy and sludgy, think Kazuhiro Asaeda of Church of Misery meets Mike Williams of eyehategod, pretty good company if you ask us. There is something enticing about this band, perhaps it’s the extremely low analog production, they force you to crank up the volume, plus it sounds good if you go the headphone route. At the end of the day it’s a decent album, but nothing groundbreaking. And you can’t go wrong with the $2 price download, but if you can grab the cassette, go for it and crank it up on your old TEAC cassette player. - 9/24/2015

Standout Tracks: None
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