Wicked Inquisition are a band from Minnesota that plays a very traditional form of doom metal with elements of psychedelic rock and this is a review of their self titled 2015 album which will be released in May by Tridroid Records.
A very dark, hard, heavy and melodic doom metal sound starts off the album along with some 70's hard rock/metal solos and leads a few seconds alter that are used quite a bit throughout the recording and when vocals are added into the music they are all done in a clean singing fashion and the music is more closer to the early beginnings of the doom metal genre.
While the bands musical style is more in tune with the 70's and early 80's the production gives the songs more of a modern day feeling along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the songs also stick to either a very slow or mid paced musical direction and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can be heard briefly on a couple of the tracks while the main focus remains on a very style of doom metal and there are also a couple of tracks that are very long and epic in length.
Wicked Inquisition plays a style of doom metal that is very heavily rooted in the 70's and early 80's and also adds in a touch of psychedelic rock in the guitar leads to create an album that is very retro yet heavy at the same time, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and social issues.
In my opinion Wicked Inquisition are a very great sounding traditional doom metal band with a touch of psychedelic rock and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Black Magik Nacht" "Death of Man" and "Wicked Inquisition". 8 out of 10.