Wizzard Sleeve have just released their debut LP ‘Make The World Go Away’. The band are from Alabama in the United States. This could explain the swampy feel that permeates throughout the LP. ‘Make The World Go Away’ is a dark trawl through rock’n'roll and doom laden psychedelia. Some might call that the place where ‘Goth Rock’ kicked in during the early 80s. And that’s not a bad reference point. As this LP is chock full of riffs and some rather gloomy, yet grand songs.
As always with records that are heavy on the guitar – the louder I push the volume the better LP starts to sound. Songs like ‘Pterodactyl Meltdown’ have suitably daft gurgling noises punctuating the swampy guitars to take the edge of the overtly doomy sound. Space rockers like Hawkwind and early Black Sabbath are probably another touching point for the band and it’s hard to get ‘Silver Machine’ out of my head the more I play this record. I don’t think they’ve got a song as good as that one on this record, but it sure seems to be some sort of launch pad for the sound that the band are rather good at making. This is out now on Hozac Records.