And then the Lucifer’s Child grew up and created two amazing closing tracks. Both delve deep into doom metal, the last track, aptly named “Doom” actually ends up being more doom metal than black metal altogether. Both start innocently enough and then expand into emotionally driven epic tracks. The final ascension to the apex of the last track, with the continually rising pitch of the lead guitar to go along with the almost post-rock driven background storm of sound, made me honestly think I was listening to a different album. What the fuck happened to that mediocre melo black band I was listening to just 10 minutes ago, and why are they so radical?
Unfortunately, batting .200 isn’t going to get you a good score, but it will save The Wiccan from being labeled by me as a bland album. Instead I will name it simply a whole bag of nothing and then some missed potential.