I was praticing with my band one day and after the pratice, we went for a ride. Our bassist later on put on a mixlist of his mp3s. One song was a long bass-heavy slow song, but with Radiohead ambiences. I asked, "Who is this?" It turned out to be Electric Wizard, and the song was Barbarian. After downloading several of their songs from the website, I ordered a copy for myself.
This is the best stoner metal album ever. Everything is long and thick and heavy, and druggy. Just what a stoner metal band should sound like. Every song is a classic. "Vinum Sabbathi" and "Barbarian" are slow heavy groove songs with some great production. "We Hate You" could be the single off the album, but it's too good for radio. The real fine work off the album are the REALLY long songs that are 10-15 minutes.
"Weird Tales" is the first big song, and my favorite song off the album. There are 3 parts, one is very groove heavy, the 2nd part a lot slower, and the third part the heaviest thing ever recorded on tape. "I, The Witchfinder" is another great epic, with the longest ending ever. Jus Oborn's vocals are just awesome. There's a great effect on his vocals that makes it another instrument, instead of being up and front, like a lot of bands. Then, there's the really cool "Dopethrone," which, despite saying it's 20:48, is actually 10:26. It's still cool though. It's like a longer version of "Barbarian." This is a great album with some unforgettable riffs. Get it as soon as possible if you're a true heavy metal fan.