Monday, December 28, 2009

MOTD - Wizzard of Oz: An obscure Swedish heavy metal song yields a Jewish surprise!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Wizzard Of Oz
Song: Losing Control
Album: Demo 82
Style: Heavy Metal
country/location: Sweden
release: 1982

So since I posted only one Hanukah song, I thought it was fair to post a couple more Hanukah related songs! Well, at least Jewish related songs hehe!

Anyways Wizzard of Oz is an old obscure heavy metal band from Sweden. Like most of the obscure bands I post (I like obscure old heavy metal bands sosumi!), there isn't much known about them other than a 3 song demo released sometime in 1982. Their music is pretty much your standard NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) inspired metal, rough and dirty guitars, a young sounding but aggressively gruff vocalist, a punk/rock feel and speed. This song is a cool track featuring riffs with a nice rockin' and sorta funky feel to them and a slower chill chorus about loosing control. Now you're probably thinking "this band sounds awesome, but Wren, what does it have to do with Hanukkah or Jews?" Not much really, except towards the end when the band breaks into an incredibly awesome speed metal rendition of Hava Nagila! It's unexpected and definitely makes this song even more fun! hehe. Anyways, happy very belated Hanukah!

Wizzard of Oz - Losing Control