BAND THE WIZARDS
ALBUM RISE OF THE SERPENT
LABEL HIGH ROLLER RECORDS
OUT Oct 26th, 2018
OUR RATING 92/100
Few mins after we put our vinyl on turntable, we had immediately feeling with this new platter of THE WIZARDS, now out via HIGH ROLLER RECORDS with their new platter RISE OF THE SERPENT.
Based in Euskadi (Basque Country), THE WIZARDS today are real TOP PLAYERS!
They are able to play with a deeply own style, surely son of masters of the past, but their classic heavy rock is a fresh picture, fitting at its best today.
From the first notes of the first song called APOCALYPTIC WEAPONS, the inspiration from classic hard rock mixed with first 80's beats is clear, all enhanced by amazing contribuzion of vocals and through timeless guitar work.
DESTINY starts with an istrumental intro before developing in a song son of THIN LIZZY, maybe in the last "metallized" version.
CIRCLE OF TIME, surely one of our fav, begins in a more thoughtful mood, before exploding thanks to seventies' riffing..a song to remind!
We goes on with DISTORTED MIRRORS, more seventies, with hot vocals and interesting guitars' structures, all enriched by solos always over the top.
If AGE MAN is surely the more "crazy" episode of the album, STRINGS SYNCRONISE is full of emphasis and shows thier epic side.
The last two shots are AFTERMATH, so fancy with its continuous changes, and the great V.O.I.D.
AMAZING AND FANCY..NOTHIN' ELSE TO ADD FOR THIS GREAT RETURN!!
IN OUR OPINION ONE OF THE BEST SHOTS OF THIS YEAR!!
(Pics taken from Band's Fb)