Potion
Women of the Wand
(2018)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre:
Doom, Sludge
Sounds Like:
Church of Misery, Beastmaker, Haunted
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Straight out of Sydney, Australia welcome three-piece sludge outfit Potion. Their second release is a concoction of filthy doom, sludge and a pinch of black metal thrown in to create this almighty two-song EP Women of the Wand. The bludgeoning riffage is very strong coupled by the sinister, throaty vocals of guitarist/vocalist Lee Jowono. What we love about this EP is there seems to be this underlying psychedelia that elevates the music. It’s an EP that goes by waaaay to quickly, as we are longing for more of this psych-sludge madness.

Tracklist:
1. Women of the Wand
2. Dead Mountain

Alcohol Pairing
Some People Are Immune To Good Advice by New York’s Evil Twin Brewery. The 10.7% ABV Maple Bourbon Stout is a strong seasonal potion that pairs well with Women of the Wand.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
8.6 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
9.2 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
9.3 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
8.5 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
8.5 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
8.6 of 11

Overall Album Flow
8.4 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8.5 of 11

Production Value
8.7 of 11

Lasting Impression 
Potion have emerged very quickly on to the doom scene.  With two impressive EP’s under their belt, a recent tours with Marijahnna, Conan and Bell Witch we should see them emerge as one of the top sludge bands in 2019.

Potion is:
Lee Jowono -  Guitar/Vocals
Stella Leung - Bass
Chris Downey-drums

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