History Music / ElectricWizard

5th Jan '17 9:42:58 PM Ploopyandproud
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* RockMeAsmodeus: The cover of ''Dopethrone'' depicts Satan smoking a bong.

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* RockMeAsmodeus: The cover of ''Dopethrone'' depicts either Satan or the titular 'Electric Wizard' smoking a bong.
4th Jan '17 2:25:57 PM CassandraLeo
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* 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. Amongst their full-length albums, the longest tracks are "Weird Tales" and "Saturn's Children", both around fifteen minutes in length. ("Dopethrone" and "Mind Transferral" on various editions of ''Dopethrone'' are slight subversions, each containing a hidden track after several minutes of silence, though they're both around ten minutes even without the hidden track.)

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* 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. Amongst their full-length albums, the longest tracks are "Weird Tales" and "Saturn's Children", both around fifteen minutes in length. ("Dopethrone" and "Mind Transferral" on various editions of ''Dopethrone'' are slight subversions, each containing a hidden track after several minutes of silence, though they're both around ten minutes even without the hidden track.)) "Burnout", from an EP, is even longer, at 18:38, as is the complete version of "Chrono.Naut", which runs for around seventeen minutes.
4th Jan '17 2:15:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* 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. Amongst their full-length albums, the longest tracks are "Weird Tales" and "Saturn's Children", both around fifteen minutes in length. ("Dopethrone" and "Mind Transferral" on various editions of ''Dopethrone'' are subversions, each containing a hidden track after several minutes of silence.)

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* 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. Amongst their full-length albums, the longest tracks are "Weird Tales" and "Saturn's Children", both around fifteen minutes in length. ("Dopethrone" and "Mind Transferral" on various editions of ''Dopethrone'' are slight subversions, each containing a hidden track after several minutes of silence.silence, though they're both around ten minutes even without the hidden track.)
4th Jan '17 2:14:59 PM CassandraLeo
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* 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.

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* 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. Amongst their full-length albums, the longest tracks are "Weird Tales" and "Saturn's Children", both around fifteen minutes in length. ("Dopethrone" and "Mind Transferral" on various editions of ''Dopethrone'' are subversions, each containing a hidden track after several minutes of silence.)
4th Jan '17 2:12:26 PM CassandraLeo
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: In particular, the first three songs on ''Dopethrone'' do this, as do tracks 4-6.


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* MinisculeRocking: "The Hills Have Eyes" isn't even fifty seconds long, though it's an excerpt of a longer jam.
28th Dec '16 4:24:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* GratuitousSpanish: The subtitle of "I, the Witchfinder" ("Las Torturas de la Inquisición") means "The Tortures of the Inquisition".


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* {{Instrumentals}}: "Mind Transferral", "Ivixor B/Phase Inducer", "Solarian 13", "Mountains of Mars", "Master of Alchemy", "Night of the Shape", "Raptus", "Black Magic Rituals & Perversions", "Crypt of Drugula", "Destroy Those Who Love God", "Saturn Dethroned"...
27th Jul '16 9:31:19 PM gewunomox
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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, 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'').

Initially, the band was a power trio consisting of vocalist/guitarist Jus Oborn, bassist Tim Bagshaw and drummer Mark Greening; in 2003, the latter two members left the band, leaving Oborn to recruit a new lineup, which included his wife, Liz Buckingham, as second guitarist.

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Electric Wizard is a British DoomMetal[=/=]StonerMetal DoomMetal / StonerMetal band formed in 1993. Their style is slow, heavy and fuzzy, with lyrics typically involving marijuana, the occult, witchcraft, 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'').

Initially, the band was a power trio consisting of vocalist/guitarist vocalist / guitarist Jus Oborn, bassist Tim Bagshaw and drummer Mark Greening; in 2003, the latter two members left the band, leaving Oborn to recruit a new lineup, which included his wife, Liz Buckingham, as second guitarist.




!!This band provides the following trope examples:

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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.
* 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.

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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 CD / digital versions, though, as is usually the case.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness - 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.



** 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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** 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 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]].
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