STREAM: Wizard Smoke – “Dead Wood”

Wizard Smoke

Ever since Wizard Smoke started performing their latest material live, I’ve been fiending to hear what those songs would sound like on record. Now that I’ve had an opportunity to listen to the band’s sophomore LP, the Speed of Smoke, I’m even more excited for this thing to come out and have people hear it. The record tops the group’s debut, Live Rock in Hell, in every conceivable way—it’s louder, more dynamic and ferocious. It’s also far more memorable. For all their love of crushing guitars and James Halcrow’s death eagle screaming, there is a tunefulness to these songs that allows them to sink in and linger in your head. There’s also just the right amount of experimenting with different sounds and textures to throw listeners off balance and keep them guessing. If you’re not already a fan of Wizard Smoke’s pummeling doom metal assault, this might be the perfect time to start buying in.

The Speed of Smoke will hit the Internet as a free download on March 29 via the band’s website and will be available on limited edition tape and vinyl in time for their record release show at on April 30. You can check out the cover art and tracklist below, along with a stream of the album’s bruising opener, “Dead Wood.”

Stream: Wizard Smoke – “Dead Wood”:

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Wizard Smoke - The Speed of Smoke

The Speed of Smoke track list:
01. Dead Wood
02. Butcher
03. Weakling
04. Growing
05. Panama II
06. Witches Brew

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