Kindred to the bastard son of the NWoBHM movement and reared from the deepest, darkest, most sinister swallows of hell; Australia’s Rebel Wizard returns to earth-realm with 10 track fatal dose of fuzzed out, blackened fury on the new album, Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response.
The new album will be released on August 17th 2018 via Prosthetic Records.
Fury is an understatement when it comes to describing Rebel Wizard’s epic of an album. We’re talking ten tracks of clobbering heaviness, vicious pace and an touch of the old school metal about it. The guitars thunder with power, the drums smash with vehemence all while the vocals howl like a beast.
It’s a lot to take in as there is no letup but persevere as when Rebel Wizard hit the mark such as on the exceptional ‘Drunk on the wizdom of unicorn semen’ it’s pretty damn spectacular.
As is the tornado of heavy rhythm that is ‘The poor and ridiculous alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and us all’ and the majestic guitar led ‘Mother Nature, oh my sweet mistress, showed me the other worlds and it was just fallacy’.
For all its blackened heaviness, it is actually the NWoBHM style that really makes the difference here. It gives them a edge that is far more exciting and responsive.
Don’t let that fool you though, when they want to be Rebel Wizard are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to heaviness. ‘Healing the chakras with heavy negative wizard metal’ has these injections of brutality that will have even the most ardent of metal fans saying “steady on”.
Rebel Wizard – Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response Full Track Listing:
1. Persisting as it does
2. The prophecy came and it was soaked with the common fools forboding
3. High mastery of the woeful arts
4. Drunk on the wizdom of unicorn semen
5. The poor and ridiculous alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and us all
6. Mother Nature, oh my sweet mistress, showed me the other worlds and it was just fallacy
7. Majestic mystical burdens
8. Healing the chakras with heavy negative wizard metal
9. Voluptuous worship of rapture and response
10. Exhaustive glory
You can find all the links to buy the album here. Check out the video for ‘The poor and ridiculous alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and us all’ below.
Rebel Wizard - Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response (Prosthetic Records)
The Final Score - 8.5/10