COME MY FA­NAT­ICS… (1997)

Kerrang! (UK) - - Carter Brothers -

■ Be­fore they were a (sort of) re­spectable name in far-out doom, Elec­tric Wiz­ard were just three burn-outs from Dorset. Fu­elled by Black Sab­bath, crime (front­man Jus Oborn once set a car on fi re out­side a po­lice sta­tion), the hope­less­ness of un­em­ploy­ment and as much weed as they could get their hands on, they were trou­ble with a cap­i­tal ‘Fuck You’. Half the time they wouldn’t even turn up to their own gigs. But when they did man­age to get it to­gether to cre­ate the mis­an­thropic rum­ble of Come My Fa­nat­ics…, they were, quite sim­ply, the heav­i­est band on Earth. Though thrown in with the late-’90s stoner-rock boom, tracks such as Re­turn Trip – with lyrics such as ‘I hope this fuck­ing world fuck­ing burns away / And I’d kill you all if I had my way’ – marked the Wiz­ard out as a nasty piece of work all of their own.

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