The album is very negative saying hoping the world will f**** die and so on. Very hard album to as a whole listen to. I liked doom mantia and is why I bought the album. But the whole album has one song with a great riff in the middle that continues almost like one of Fu manchu’s songs on the album In Search Of… The songs are very long 8 minutes or so and my not being stoned listening to the album left me to fast forward much of the album and looking for parts I really liked.
Japanese Version featuring One Bonus Track: Return to the Sun of Nothingness.
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This album rates about as good as Dopethrone. Definitely one of the best albums, within this genre.
HEAVY! That’s the best way to describe this album. My only gripe is the way the drums were recorded. This album literally has the worst drum sound I have ever heard in my life. They are barely audible at parts and sound paper-thin, not as thunderous and heavy as they should which is odd considering how great everything else sounds on this. The bass guitar rumbles and sounds perfect, the vocals sound harsh and fit perfectly, and the electric guitar sounds so perfect and menacing, though some of the guitar leads are mixed too low at times.
But lets focus on the good! As stated before HEAVY is the best way to describe this album. There are few albums ever released that come close to this kind of heaviness. Like a razor hacking through pure audio sludge. The opening track, Return Trip, will blow you away and is easily the best track off the entire album. Featuring lyrics about burning the entire world and killing everyone (literally!) and coupled with some of the heaviest riffs ever chugged out of a guitar. Amazing. Another standout track is the ultra bizzare “Ivixor B / Phase Inducer” which is weird, atmospheric and awesome. Truth be told, all these songs are great and that’s really all that needs to be said.
Electric Wizard is an amazing band. My first album by them was Witchcult Today. After I heard that, I was immediately hooked. Electric Wizard combined crushingly heavy, brutally slow riffs, with eerie, hollow vocals. “How could it get better?”, I thought.
I had just discovered the “doom” sub-genre of metal, and was ready for more. From Witchcult Today, I purchased another Electric Wizard album, “Come My Fanatics…”. I think I’ll start by saying this: Come My Fanatics… is better than Witchcult Today, and that is an accomplishment in itself.
Come My Fanatics… is still the same thing. Tuned down guitars, horror themes, and long, slow songs.
I just felt that Come My Fanatics… showcases the style better.