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The Axeman Cometh - Wicked Lady

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal / Artist: Wicked Lady / Audio CD released 2002-02-11 at Kissing Spell

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      08.05.2011 22:55
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      Give your ears the chance to hear this!

      Wicked Lady is said to have been a group of Hell's Angels who recorded a couple of songs on a stolen 2 track revox between 1968 and 72, an album consisting of these tracks has seemingly resurfaced and been re-released, only a few people are buying it but the masses are missing out on this awesome heavy psych album.

      Comparisons to Black Sabbath are a bit misgiven, the band do seem to include a psyched out stolen riff in The Axeman Cometh but there's all kinds of stuff going on in this track - it being one of their purely instrumental tracks.

      The vocalist has a very cool voice, a bit like Iggy Pop's but more laid back, the band are consistent in torturing the wah wah pedal and complimenting it nicely with some extremely damp bass playing, repetitive riffs are the name of the day but the tracks do eventually evolve considerably.

      War Cloud starts off extremely gently with some great lyrics before bursting into some sludgy bass and funky fuzzy guitar playing. Life and Death works in a similar manner, by the end of the track you can barely realise it is the same track, the whole album is like one heavy jam really.

      Production is raw but creativity is at its pinnacle, the band have their own unique sound but you get tinges of psychedelia, hard rock, prog rock and even a little folk in there, "Wicked Lady" is another track that showcases the singer's awesome talent.

      This is a great album, diverse in comparison to the usual run of the mill hard rock of the early 70s, it's a bit pricey but it's quite a rare album and it's one that is definitely worth having.

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