This oozes old times. On the back cover of
the CD I have received from the town of Nässjö, Sweden, a handwritten '219' indicates that I have
copy number 219 out of 500 of this precious piece of authentic doom rock. You
don't see this too often anymore. This has been touched by human hands!
Listening to the four tracks of the promo CD, you even get the feeling that the
five individuals of El Camino actually met each other and perhaps even recorded
this live. Say no more! Yes, it sounds that real!
To me, this sounds like five fans of Black Sabbath who've gotten together to
write and PLAY some music that doesn't follow the latest trend. It's about as
far away from the Sonic Syndicates, Nightwishes and Lamb of Gods of this world (nothing
negative about those, I'm just observing that this is sooo far away from both in
stylistic approach) - this is closer to Cathedral, if anything, Trouble a bit
too, perhaps, and of course the mighty Sabbath.
'Satanik Magiik' has got an authentic nerve, the basement feeling without the
amateur feel. It works in its own time, allows room for expression and creates a
For fans of the doomy side of rock. Solid and real - go for it!