COME MY FANATICS… (1997)
■ 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.