Monday, December 22, 2008

Witchcraft - The Alchemist

I know the general consensus would have us believe that change, progress, discovery, etc. are a generally a good thing, but I'm not so sure. You know, wind power, and high speed porn downloads, and the Jetsons and shit all seem pretty cool, but in the end I just don't trust it man. What about spy satellites, and hand portable nuclear weapons, and Sharon Osborne on TV! Fortunately, there are some other future-fearers in my camp who know not to fuck with a good thing when they got it. Sweden's Witchcraft has been consistently turning out USDA certified, grade-A classic doom for 8 years now.

When I head the phrase, "This ain't yer grandpa's XXXXXXX." I think, "Fuck that!" This is yer grandpa's doom. Straight up Pentagram/Roky Erikson 70's inspired songs, recorded on all vintage gear (tape decks, boards, guitars, etc. included). Hell the band was started as a one off tribute to Bobby Liebling. When it comes to throwing-back, these dudes don't fuck around.

The Alchemist is definitely one of their mellower albums and frankly I posted it primarily because I haven't been able to get the song Leva (track 3) unstuck from my fucking head since roughly last January. Listen to it. It's a good unwinder.

Witchcraft - The Alchemist

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