History Music / ElectricWizard

16th May '16 1:35:36 PM Doug86
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* ShoutOut: Being a stoner doom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, the Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.

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* ShoutOut: Being a stoner doom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, the Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.
23rd Apr '16 1:54:39 PM CassandraLeo
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* DroneOfDread: Arguably one of the first to incorporate this heavily into the DoomMetal genre. The thick, meaty sound of their amped guitars produces this effect, which is particularly heavy on Dopethrone, but is present to some extent on all of their work.

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* DroneOfDread: Arguably one of the first to incorporate this heavily into the DoomMetal genre. The thick, meaty sound of their amped guitars produces this effect, which is particularly heavy on Dopethrone, ''Dopethrone'', but is present to some extent on all of their work.



* EpicRocking: Most of their output, to the point where it's much, much, easier to count the tracks that are less than five minutes in length.
* HarshVocals: A case where the degree of harshness varies not by the style, but the production. Oborn consistently uses something between a shout and a moan, which gets distorted to certain extents. In Dopethrone, for example, not only are the vocals fuzzy and reverberating, but are pushed so far back in the mix it sounds like they're coming from the inside of an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner. Witchcult Today and We Live are heavily-distorted, but put in front of the mix, making a keen listener able to understand what Jus's going on about. The first album uses clean, unmixed singing altogether.

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* EpicRocking: Most of their output, to the point where it's much, much, much easier to count the tracks that are less than five minutes in length.
* HarshVocals: A case where the degree of harshness varies not by the style, but the production. Oborn consistently uses something between a shout and a moan, which gets distorted to certain extents. In Dopethrone, ''Dopethrone'', for example, not only are the vocals fuzzy and reverberating, but are pushed so far back in the mix it sounds like they're coming from the inside of an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner. Witchcult Today ''Witchcult Today'' and We Live ''We Live'' are heavily-distorted, heavily distorted, but put in front of the mix, making a keen listener able to understand what Jus's going on about. The first album uses clean, unmixed singing altogether.



* IAmTheBand - Jus Oborn is the sole remaining founding member of the band.

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* IAmTheBand - HiddenTrack: A soundbite of MoralGuardians' panic about heavy metal music is placed at the end of ''Dopethrone'', followed by an EvilLaugh. This provides {{Bookends}} to the whole album, since it opens with a sample from the same panic.
* IAmTheBand:
Jus Oborn is the sole remaining founding member of the band.



* MutuallyAssuredDestruction: Where the death world on "Funerapolis" comes from.

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* MutuallyAssuredDestruction: Where the death world on "Funerapolis" "Funeralopolis" comes from.



* SelfTitledAlbum - As seen above. Adding more to this example, the album has a title track (so, Electric Wizard - "Electric Wizard", from ''Electric Wizard'').

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* SelfTitledAlbum - SelfTitledAlbum: As seen above. Adding more to this example, the album has a title track (so, Electric Wizard - "Electric Wizard", from ''Electric Wizard'').



* TitleDrop - Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of ''Barbarian'', ''"the wizard!"''.

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* TitleDrop - TitleDrop: Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of ''Barbarian'', ''"the "Barbarian": ''"The wizard!"''.
6th Dec '15 11:56:26 AM CassandraLeo
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* OdeToIntoxication: [[CaptainObvious They're quite fond of weed]].
6th Dec '15 11:51:22 AM CassandraLeo
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* RockMeAsmodeus: The cover of ''Dopethrone'' depicts Satan smoking a bong.
6th Dec '15 11:48:59 AM CassandraLeo
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* LoudnessWar: Their material since ''Come My Fanatics...'' has fallen under this trope, with ''Dopethrone'' being the worst of the lot ([=DR4=] on the original, [=DR3=] on the remaster). Vinyl versions tend to be significantly quieter than the CD/digital versions, though, as is usually the case.



* ShoutOut: Being a stoner doom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, The Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.
** The band's name comes from Music/BlackSabbath - namely, by combining two of their song titles ("''Electric'' Funeral" and "The ''Wizard''"). A further Black Sabbath ShoutOut is the cover art to the EP ''Legalise Drugs and Murder'', which looks very similar to that of Sabbath's ''Master Of Reality''.

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* ShoutOut: Being a stoner doom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, The the Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.
** The band's name comes from Music/BlackSabbath - namely, by combining two of their song titles ("''Electric'' Funeral" and "The ''Wizard''"). A further Black Sabbath ShoutOut is the cover art to the EP ''Legalise Drugs and Murder'', which looks very similar to that of Sabbath's ''Master Of of Reality''.



* TitleDrop - Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of ''Barbarian'', ''"the wizaard!"''.

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* TitleDrop - Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of ''Barbarian'', ''"the wizaard!"''.wizard!"''.
13th Aug '15 10:36:26 PM darkabomination
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* CrapsackWorld: Electric Wizard albums are bleak and chaotic, with apocalyptic lyrics growled through a wall of distortion. No shortage of drugs to go around while we wait, at least.
* DoomMetal

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* CrapsackWorld: Electric Wizard albums are bleak and chaotic, with apocalyptic lyrics growled through a wall of distortion. No shortage of drugs to go around while we wait, wait at least.
* DoomMetalDrugsAreBad: Not to these guys, at any rate. This trope is mocked in most samples that aren't taken from horror films, where a PSA clip about the dangers of drugs will get played. Cue ten-minute jams about tripping out on bud.
* DroneOfDread: Arguably one of the first to incorporate this heavily into the DoomMetal genre. The thick, meaty sound of their amped guitars produces this effect, which is particularly heavy on Dopethrone, but is present to some extent on all of their work.



* EpicRocking - Most of their output.

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* EpicRocking - EpicRocking: Most of their output.output, to the point where it's much, much, easier to count the tracks that are less than five minutes in length.
* HarshVocals: A case where the degree of harshness varies not by the style, but the production. Oborn consistently uses something between a shout and a moan, which gets distorted to certain extents. In Dopethrone, for example, not only are the vocals fuzzy and reverberating, but are pushed so far back in the mix it sounds like they're coming from the inside of an inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner. Witchcult Today and We Live are heavily-distorted, but put in front of the mix, making a keen listener able to understand what Jus's going on about. The first album uses clean, unmixed singing altogether.



* IndecipherableLyrics: See HarshVocals above for how close the trope is played straight.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness - On the border between 9 and 10. Some of their ''Come My Fanatics...'' material is said to border 10 and 11, making it among the only doom metal examples to do so.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness - On the border between 9 and 10. Some of their ''Come My Fanatics...'' material is said to border 10 and 11, making it among the only doom metal examples to do so.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: We're all [[{{pun}} doomed]], eldritch horrors from space, black magic, human greed, or all of the above will do us all in, eventually.



* TitleDrop - Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of ''Barbarian'', ''"the wizaaard!"''.
* TropeCodifier: For sludgy, stoner-influenced DoomMetal. Indeed, it's all but impossible to find a fan of the above genres that hasn't at least listened to more than one of their albums.

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* TheStoner: And unashamedly so. They casually and often mention lighting bongs, or doing just that in interviews. Heck you can even hear them hitting it up at the end of some songs, as if zoning out to gear up for the next jam.
* StudioChatter: Not much, but quite a few tracks start with some mumbles, creaking feedback, and tuning before the amps start blasting away.
* TitleDrop - Partial drop of the band name, from the very start of ''Barbarian'', ''"the wizaaard!"''.
wizaard!"''.
* TropeCodifier: For sludgy, stoner-influenced DoomMetal. Indeed, it's all but impossible to find a fan of the above genres that hasn't at least listened to to/been influenced by more than one of their albums.albums.
* WatchItStoned: Only if you can handle the pummeling sound, which is disorienting enough while sober.
26th Apr '15 11:30:24 AM MikeK
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** The band's name comes from Music/BlackSabbath - namely, by combining two of their song titles ("''Electric'' Funeral" and "The ''Wizard''").

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** The band's name comes from Music/BlackSabbath - namely, by combining two of their song titles ("''Electric'' Funeral" and "The ''Wizard''"). A further Black Sabbath ShoutOut is the cover art to the EP ''Legalise Drugs and Murder'', which looks very similar to that of Sabbath's ''Master Of Reality''.
16th Feb '15 5:13:33 PM CassandraLeo
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Electric Wizard is a British DoomMetal[=/=]StonerMetal band formed in 1993. Their style is slow, heavy and fuzzy, with lyrics typically involving marijuana, the occult, witchcraft, HP Lovecraft and horror films. They are generally considered one of the major bands of the stoner metal subgenre, though they also have sludge metal traits in their more aggressive material (such as ''Dopethrone'').

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Electric Wizard is a British DoomMetal[=/=]StonerMetal band formed in 1993. Their style is slow, heavy and fuzzy, with lyrics typically involving marijuana, the occult, witchcraft, HP Lovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft and horror films. They are generally considered one of the major bands of the stoner metal subgenre, though they also have sludge metal traits in their more aggressive material (such as ''Dopethrone'').



* StartMyOwn: Tim Bagshaw and Serpentine Path. Subverted with Burgess and Satan's Satyrs, as the latter was around well before he joined Electric Wizard.

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* StartMyOwn: Tim Bagshaw and Serpentine Path. And Ramesses, which also featured Mark Greening. Subverted with Burgess and Satan's Satyrs, as the latter was around well before he joined Electric Wizard.
7th Jan '15 8:39:25 PM tenryufan
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* CreatorCouple: Jus and Liz



* PromotedFanboy: Clayton Burgess
15th Dec '14 6:42:54 PM RampinUp46
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* {{sampling}}: From Dopethrone and onward, many songs in their discography have small samples from movies or PSA's at the beginning.
* ShoutOut: Being a stonerdoom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, The Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.

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* {{sampling}}: {{Sampling}}: From Dopethrone and onward, many songs in their discography have small samples from movies or PSA's at the beginning.
* ShoutOut: Being a stonerdoom stoner doom band, Electric Wizard tends to have a lot of shout outs to stoner, grindhouse, and pulp fantasy fiction. "Barbarian" is a song about, you guessed it, Literature/ConanTheBarbarian. "I, The Witchfinder" is about the old movie ''Mark of the Devil''.Devil''.
** The band's name comes from Music/BlackSabbath - namely, by combining two of their song titles ("''Electric'' Funeral" and "The ''Wizard''").
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