El Camino
The Satanik Magiik
Style: Doom rock
Release date: 29 April, 2011
Playing time: 45:00

I drive an almost 20-year-old Mercedes station car. It's a big, black and heavy vehicle. It's got automatic gears and a sunroof, and rust is, admittedly, showing here and there.

Moreover, it sucks in diesel like a sponge if my right foot gets too eager. Consequently, I usually take it easy when I drive. I love driving that car.

Swedish El Camino's debut album 'The Satanik Magiik' is the perfect soundtrack to my car.
For the most part, she moves steadily and smoothly across the asphalt, but if I really want her to, I can hit the gas and make her shift down one gear and get the engine to roar.

The same with El Camino; mostly a nice and slow sludge of doomy rock music, yet, there are occasional roars that hint at more aggressiveness that lurks inside these five Swedes, thus providing  a dynamic tension and edge to the music.

This is good quality, heavily Black Sabbath inspired music. Highly recommended for driving heavy vehicles!    


01. Prelude to the Horns
02. Hail the Horns
03. We are the Dark
04. Mountain Man
05. Rise of the Snake
06. Family Values
07. Satanik Magiik
08. Abra Kehdabra

Label: Night Tripper Records
Promotion: El Camino
Artwork rating: 40/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 30 May, 2011
Website: El Camino @MySpace