Band: Wo Fat
Album: The Conjuring
Release Date: June 2014
Record Label: Small Stone Recordings
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Rutger, I come from the Netherlands and I’ll be doing guest reviews of Grindcore, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Stoner Metal and Sludge Metal albums. This is one of the first reviews I’ve done, but I’ll be sure to make it a good one.
I’ll talk about the album The Conjuring by Wo Fat, a doom/stoner metal band from USA with a touch of psychedelic.
Starting with the title-track,”The Conjuring”, the album opens with an earie psychedelic intro and slowly pulls you into a surreal dream of dragging, heavy blues. From the beginning to the end, the songs roll over you like a landslide. The groovy bass and crushing, muddy guitars grind your brain to mush. The drums swing and pound and make you want to dance around a pagan bonfire. The long stretched, distant vocals take you away to worlds other than your own. You don’t need weed to get high when listening to this album, there’s plenty of psychedelic noise throughout the album. It’s a drug that pictures visions of bizarre landscapes and non-human beings that dwell there in your mind that are not of this world. Rolling and crushing like a steamwaltz on a blue Monday, this album takes you on a surreal journey like only the best of doom/stoner Metal bands can do.
The last song is the 17-minutes-long masterpiece called Dreamwalker and will take you over the highest peaks and through the deepest depths. The last remaining seconds will slowly put you back into your earthly existance and you’ll wake from your dream, content and in awe of your experience. That is, if you dare to let this album take you away into infinity.
If you like to be taken away on a journey by music and love doom with an extra touch of psychadelic, then The Conjuring is an experience you don’t want to miss. For the others, this album is an excellent heavy, groovy doom/stoner metal album which you can rock out to and go wild!
- The Conjuring
- Read the Omens
- Pale Rider from the Ice
- Beggar’s Bargain
WO FAT is:
Kent Stump – Guitars, Vocals
Tim Wilson – Bass
Michael Walter – Drums