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Wicker Man

553 Wicker Man by Wicker Man

Wicker Man

Hollywood Record
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Brendan Burke, Stephen Haigler, Wicker Man
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On their lone self-titled album from 1995, Chicago's Wicker Man laid down bruising riffs with enough variety for any kind of metal fan

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Chicago had a reputation for producing some of the notable heavier bands of the 1990s, including Ministry, Smashing Pumpkins, The Jesus Lizard, Shellac, and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult. You can now add Wicker Man to that list. Not familiar with the band Wicker Man, you say? We're here to help, thanks to one of our knowledgeable Patreon patrons. The band managed just one full-length, their 1995 self-titled debut for Hollywood Records, and it's both hard and easy to understand why the band is all but forgotten. The quality and craftsmanship is clear, heavy riffs that touch on power metal, stoner rock, post-hardcore, and more that could satisfy a wide variety of metal fans. But looking back on 1995, it's also easy to see how the band was out of step with the emerging nu metal and industrial scenes, which makes rediscovering the band all the sweeter.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - You Annoy Me
  • 19:26 - Party Grrrl
  • 26:56 - Don't Believe A¬†Word
  • 29:58 - Hey Hey Hey
  • 39:47 - Brainfreeze
  • Outro - Sugarfoot

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