Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
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2000 Ratings: #8
September 25, 2000 / Release Date
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"Most of us were stuck in some drug addiction or alcoholism at the time, and it was just pure hate. It was us against the world, and we just wanted to make the most disgusting, foul, putrid record that anyone has ever recorded. We camped out at the studio, so it was literally just wake up, consume as much fucking drugs as possible, and then just start jamming."

-Jus Oborn


Me and my old man have some fond memories of cruising around town in various cars. The most iconic ... read more
ok... so a few more listen and all I can say is this. This album feels like I am watching a cohesive end of the world experience. It is excellent. This whole album is mind melting and dirty. The riffs... THE RIFFS! it flows so well from front to back and is just unbelievably replay-able. Spectacular, and I say cheers to many more future listens.

Edit (original score 85): this thing is just so dark and destructive. It’s only grown since my first listen into this earth shattering beast
Metal is not a genre that I listen to and like a lot but I have to talk about "Dopethrone". In this album, Electric Wizard gives the best of their hate. See the speech of the trio: the world is bad, we are constantly threatened by a nuclear war, it is despair. A solution to that? The drugs, of course. A lot of drugs. A bit like an evil version of the Doors, Electric Wizard only thinks of delivering the Chtonian deities. Dopethrone is their masterpiece, classic of the genre, mixing the ... read more
my brain is melting
in a good way tho

see now this is what i want to feel from a Stoner Metal album, the wonderful experience of being high recorded on an album and then put in the microwave for a few minutes to make something that literally gave me headaches while listening to it, but again in a good way. This is the experience that Electric Wizard wanted to give the listeners of this album and i'm glad to say they did a damn good job.
This is the REAL definition of we are gonna beat you to death
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Added on: August 23, 2012