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Go to the Edmund welles website  Edmund welles - Agrippa's 3 Books [Zeroth 0th Law - 2006]

Agrippa’s 3 books is this bass clarinet quartet’s celebration of all things occultic and heavy metal influence. They artful and effectively turn the bassy depth of metal to their advantage in this concept album, it all's  seems to be based around occultic philosophical texts.

Unlike a lot of classic/ instrumental projects attempting metal music, Edmund welles don’t just purely copy- with Agrippa’s 3 books they managed to weave in their own edges and elements, this is not a disc of cover metal cover version, except for the last three tracks- this is all their own material, influence by the great metal gods. It’s great to hear what would normal be crushing riffs striped of there distortion and played with wonderful flare and passion. The booklet that comes with the  disk, is wonderfully detailed text, talking about the concept behind the material. The album is toped off with three metal cover’s version my favourite of the three has to be Sepultura’s Roots Bloody Roots- where it really seems flourish in a different powerful light to the original, all I can say is it must have been difficult to play.

All of this is amazingly played by one person on the album, the wonderfully named Cornelius Boots, though when they played live he is joined by others of course. So all in all, a fascinating  and intriguing  release. Hearing all things metal and occultic- put across in an intelligent, rewarding and different  way. oh and just to show they do have a sense of humour they top the album off with an excellent   Spinal Taps- Big Bottom. To hear samples and buy direct go here.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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