something out of place about this release by the one-man band Elvira
Madigan. 1. The album consists of covers by Chris DeBurgh, Tori Amos,
Scorpions and other pop bands. 2. How the term “Wiccan” has
anything to do with anything in this connection, is to me a big
mystery. 3. The lady on the cover has even less to do with anything,
but we’re used to that and there IS something rather, erm,
intriguing about her…
have no idea if it’s an advantage that I don’t know the original
songs covered by Swedish one-man army Marcus Madigan, but I have a
feeling that it doesn’t really matter. There is no doubt that
Madigan has managed to make the songs his own.
is my fourth spin of the CD in six days, and I have to say that I was
more impressed the first time I listened to this effort. By now, what
stands out as being worth listening to on the album are the
instrumental bits which are mainly dominated by synths. Also the more
quiet parts where Marcus Madigan sings with a fairly controlled, clear
voice, work quite well. The black metal parts are not very original
and the mix sounds as tad odd.
CD is a must for fans of raunchy album covers…and for metal heads
who won’t admit that they dig Jarre and other synth heroes.
Recommended tracks: "Chrono Cross", "The Leader" (DeBurgh, German power metal style), "What About Me?" & "Prisoners Of Fate"