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Dies Irae



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3 stars Two wacked out psychedelic blues tracks from Dies Irae`s only studio LP, " First ". One is more upbeat than the other and both tracks can be described as similar to Black Sabbath`s first album with stoned out German accented vocals comparable to Peter Panka or Klaus Hess of Jane . Side One`s "Lucifer" has a spaced out intro and outro that are reminicient of Jim Morrison getting mad at the world with sacreligious lyrics. Basically it morphs into an all out heavy blues jam with lots of screaming guitar and growling vocals. On side B's "Tired" there`s a wild harmonica solo, then the harmonica player / vocalist , Cord Wallman and guitarist Haralld H.G. Thoma get into a harmonica / Guitar battle exchanging licks like it`s nobody`s business. Running at 8 minutes & 40 seconds this has to be one of the longest singles from the early seventies.

Excellent cosmic blues from this obscure German band which reformed briefly in the early `90s. Both tracks can be found on the LP "First" Dies Irae`s one and only studio LP, original pressings of which, like this single are almost impossible to find and fetch high $$$$$$. Unless you`re a serious collector, I would go for the LP which is also available on CD.

Vibrationbaby | 3/5 |


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