Electric Wizard - Dopethrone


8.6 | 276 votes |
Release date: 2000
Style: Doom metal, Stoner metal

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01. Vinum Sabbathi
02. Funeralopolis
03. Weird Tales
    1 - Electric Fost
    2 - Golgotha
    3 - Altar Of Melektaus
04. Barbarian
05. I, The Witchfinder
06. The Hills Have Eyes
07. We Hate You
08. Dopethrone
09. Mind Transferral [2006 Remaster bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2000: 19

On the 9th of October I was grooving and passing out continously with this album on the background, hence the two days delay in celebrating the 20 years anniversary of this beast of an album.
This is considered by many to be the band's magnum opus and it's not difficult to see why given how songs like "Funeralopolis" have reached the status of modern classics. From catchy sludge tunes to drawn-out dirges of the drone variety, Dopethrone pummels through with dirty and distorted riffs, redefining the heavyness of stoner metal. Approach with caution, though:

When you get into one of these groups, there's only a couple of ways you can get out: one is death, the other is mental institutions...

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01.06.2012 - 18:24
Rating: 7
Zombie94
Maybe when I'm a little more into doom I'll be able to appreciate this more. Or if I were off my tits on weed But for me this type of doom (stoner doom you'd call it, I guess) just drags on a bit much. Nice music to have on in the background of a hot-boxing room though
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08.06.2012 - 20:50
!J.O.O.E.!
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I find it weird that so many people go apeshit over this empty album. I really don't like it. That guitar sound is utterly horrible, it's nothing but wasteful fuzz and more distorted fuzz, which people seem to misconstrue as heavy for some reason (to me it's very weak and thin sounding - no depth or oomph), along with overly reverbed vocals. Very unpleasant to my ears, and as the guy above me said, way too long and overdrawn for what's here. Definitely up there for me as one of the all time overraters. I'll stick with the superbly balanced, and genuinely stonery, Witchcult Today, thanks.
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08.06.2012 - 21:30
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 08.06.2012 at 20:50

I find it weird that so many people go apeshit over this empty album. I really don't like it. That guitar sound is utterly horrible, it's nothing but wasteful fuzz and more distorted fuzz, which people seem to misconstrue as heavy for some reason (to me it's very weak and thin sounding - no depth or oomph), along with overly reverbed vocals. Very unpleasant to my ears, and as the guy above me said, way too long and overdrawn for what's here. Definitely up there for me as one of the all time overraters. I'll stick with the superbly balanced, and genuinely stonery, Witchcult Today, thanks.


Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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08.06.2012 - 21:31
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.06.2012 at 21:30

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

Your lame (and sexy).
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08.06.2012 - 21:35
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 08.06.2012 at 21:31

Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.06.2012 at 21:30

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.

Your lame (and sexy).


D'aw, thanks babe.


For one second I thought of answering back with a more detailed answer but I found it a waste of time for both of us since we clearly have nothing to discuss about this album besides how much we don't agree with each other. So instead, I'll end this could-have-been debate on a happy note and say: Hot naked redhead.
Yeah.


PS: Are you doing the whole "people can't see that I'm online" thing again?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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08.06.2012 - 21:47
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 08.06.2012 at 21:35

D'aw, thanks babe.


For one second I thought of answering back with a more detailed answer but I found it a waste of time for both of us since we clearly have nothing to discuss about this album besides how much we don't agree with each other. So instead, I'll end this could-have-been debate on a happy note and say: Hot naked redhead.
Yeah.


PS: Are you doing the whole "people can't see that I'm online" thing again?

Yeah I'm trying not to spend as much time on here at the moment so I figured out of sight, out of mind. Not really working that well though...

Hot naked redheads win every debate. Especially mass-debates. Huh huh.
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08.06.2012 - 22:37
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Get a room you benders!

Hot naked redheads FTW!!! Well apart from Joe
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08.06.2012 - 22:38
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Spirit Molecule on 08.06.2012 at 22:37


Hot naked redheads FTW!!! Well apart from Joe

Hey! Does that mean I'm hot and naked but exempt? Or not hot and naked at all?
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08.06.2012 - 22:51
Spirit Molecule
spirit molecule
Written by Guest on 08.06.2012 at 22:38

Hey! Does that mean I'm hot and naked but exempt? Or not hot and naked at all?


Well it means whatever you think it means
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If you never wake up from a dream does it become reality?

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08.06.2012 - 22:53
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Spirit Molecule on 08.06.2012 at 22:51


Well it means whatever you think it means

In that case I'm a sexy biznatch.
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09.06.2012 - 12:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Get the fuck back on topic
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09.06.2012 - 12:21
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2012 at 12:18

Get the fuck back on topic


The only thing we can discuss is how wrong Joe is... and then he will just say that we are overrating the album based on some personal feelings towards the album.
To me the guitar tone and the distorded vocals are fan-fucking-tastic.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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06.08.2012 - 18:09
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Yeah this album rules, and features some of the band's best songs. The title track, 'Funeralopolis' and Lovecraftian 'Weird Tales' are all superbly heavy.
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06.08.2012 - 21:33
Lit.
Account deleted
^Agreed. The guitars are so fuzzy it's like listening to TV static.
(Hypothetically)
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27.12.2012 - 05:04
Rating: 8
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by Guest on 08.06.2012 at 20:50

I find it weird that so many people go apeshit over this empty album. I really don't like it. That guitar sound is utterly horrible, it's nothing but wasteful fuzz and more distorted fuzz, which people seem to misconstrue as heavy for some reason (to me it's very weak and thin sounding - no depth or oomph), along with overly reverbed vocals. Very unpleasant to my ears, and as the guy above me said, way too long and overdrawn for what's here. Definitely up there for me as one of the all time overraters. I'll stick with the superbly balanced, and genuinely stonery, Witchcult Today, thanks.


From what I've listened to, I feel the same way, though I haven't listened to enough of either to give it an accurate rating yet. The stuff I've heard from Witchcult Today was just more interesting to me than Dopethrone.
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09.01.2013 - 23:35
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
No structure? aimless songs? Jezz...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.01.2013 - 23:37
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Written by Mr. Doctor on 09.01.2013 at 23:35

No structure? aimless songs? Jezz...

It has structure but the songs do become aimless
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09.01.2013 - 23:41
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 09.01.2013 at 23:37
It has structure but the songs do become aimless


Meh, you are sexy weird so you are excused. I personally can't see what the aimless comment is all about... Songs like Weird Tales just have a jam feeling but I wouldn't call it aimless.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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19.07.2013 - 00:32
Rating: 8
mz
Never took drugs but I should try some while listening to this
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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03.10.2013 - 03:29
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Fuxin' love this. blasting it while writing this stupid ISU essay.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
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18.07.2017 - 20:29
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Not my type music anymore, way to stoner, a bit to drone way , I cant listen drone anymore, and this was some good memories, but as time matters, not my music anymore,
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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20.07.2017 - 18:10
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Guest on 20.07.2017 at 17:39

Written by Bad English on 18.07.2017 at 20:29

Not my type music anymore, way to stoner, a bit to drone way , I cant listen drone anymore, and this was some good memories, but as time matters, not my music anymore,


I agree. Although I still really enjoy this album unlike you, it has "grown off" me a little. I'm not a fan of stoner or drone, but I have always liked this album a lot since I first heard it.


I was fan, still am of stoner and stoner doom, but this is more less dronish influenced. I like more melodic riffs, riffs, where you can hear some melodies,
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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06.01.2018 - 19:34
Aries Rising
Overrated album. It feels so bland and monotonous.
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30.03.2020 - 22:09
Rating: 10
LedZep
This album indeed has some drone elements, and it's all the better for it. A masterclass in heavy fuzzy doom riffs and incredible songwriting. Songs go for as long as they need to, but I don't see them being too long at all. IDK
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29.08.2020 - 12:21
Rating: 3
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
Maybe it's just me because I'm incredibly biased and dislike stoner metal, but I thought this was an awful album. I just don't think it's heavy enough to be doom, nor do I appreciate it going into drone territories and hearing the watered down vocal effects. Like with every stoner band I listen to it just musically sounds boring. However the only redeeming quality I have about this album are the lyrics. I thought it was really well written. But as it is, it's definitely overrated and boring.
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14.10.2020 - 12:52
Rating: 8
Enemy of Reality
We're all stars now in the dopethrone...

oh wait... wrong song...
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