As of late, the psychedelic doom metal scene has me bewitched. Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight are right on cue with their gripping release, ‘Going Home‘. There is a warm underbelly of the blues coming through the London based band’s release – it has that big band feel, the not so clean singing element and just the right amount of true grit.
Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight warp, bend, and crossover a bridge of blues meets metal. They do it in an offbeat experimental style yet it still manages to sound incredible to say the least. ‘Going Home‘ has nine well produced and well mastered tracks by the trio of band members.
The release opens with the eponymous title track which encompasses delicate blues rhythms, pounding drum work and a crusty infectious groove. The vocals remain clean but also hold enough volume and edge to keep the audience enthralled.
Further down the track list, the guitars become heavier and more distorted, the blues atmosphere becomes more prominent with the inclusion of a trumpet, especially on the track “I want another drink” and “Hillbilly Moonshine”.
The lyrics also move from one spectrum to another on an array of topics yet Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight pull it all together with thunderous compositions and intensive attention to detail.
‘Going Home‘ is fresh and grips from the first listen – despite the long name of the band – the album does not beat around the bush and offers a wide palette of musical genres. The crossing over in style and the experimental edge of Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight really intrigue and ‘Going Home’ rank 7/10 for roping me in.