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Lowering the Tone

Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight

Here we have a VERY stoned-sounding Ozzy impersonator and some top-notch Sabbath-at-their-doomiest riffage.

Forget about any other Iommi and Co. aspects, though; jazzy drum breaks, imaginative solos, etc. This is sludge from quite close to the bottom of the pit. Ozzy has his best moments on The Water Can Make Us Clean, where he sounds eerily like the Prince of Darkness - even down to the flat notes when he tries to hold anything for longer than half a second. The riffage is blistering, though, and reaches its cacophonous depths on Evil.

All this is rounded off by a euphonium quartet, who presumably improvised Because of Euph in between covering Paranoid and Fairies Wear Boots. Or perhaps I’m just not stoned enough.

Listen: www.myspace.com/trippywicked