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Wizard Bloody Wizard

Electric Wizard

Wizard Bloody Wizard

Ninth studio album from the English doom metal band formed in 1993 produced by lead singer Jus Oborn & guitarist Liz Buckingham

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  1. 8.8 |   AU Review

    Black Sabbath were always derided by critics for being unintelligent, but Electric Wizard show Wizard Bloody Wizard that metal isn’t stupid. In fact, their self-awareness and satirising of conservative fears show high intelligence, and their riffs make it a fun and rewarding listen
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Their eighth long-player feels leaner, nastier, equally impressive. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Wizard Bloody Wizard still rocks hard enough to justify the occasional rebellious upward glance from the existential trudge down the long spiral into nothingness that they evoke so bleakly, and so well
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  4. 7.0 |   Gig Soup

    A solid effort from the Dorset Doom goliaths that offers little in the way of surprises for long-term fans, even if it does still pack some strong riffs
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  5. 7.0 |   Clash

    More than anything else ‘Wizard Bloody Wizard’ proves that the music Black Sabbath birthed can still hit hard without much in the way of embellishment nearly fifty years later
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  6. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    There's something to be said for a well-executed retread, and that's Electric Wizard's specialty
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    Their albums are offerings to the gods of the blacklight poster and the bong, and on that level, Electric Wizard appear to have made their masters very happy indeed
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  8. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Decorate the darkness with sparks of guitar soloing
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  9. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Wizard Bloody Wizard offers enormous pleasures. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Q

    Mixed bag from West Country metal enthusiasts. Print edition only

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