But wait, there's more. Of course, this kind of stoner doom is immensely popular right now but Space Witch does something I don't hear that often. These days, many bands come up with these elements, with the fuzzy guitars, the pounding drums and the riff worshipping. But Space Witch is special.
Why? Well, mainly because these guys are excellent musicians. They know a thing or two about Black Sabbathian riffing but they can also deliver some convincing jazz, krautrock and post-whatever passages. Hell, they're so good that I almost regret the fact that this album has some intense sludge metal passages. Just listen to the first minutes of the brilliant track 'Cosmonoid'. I could listen to that stuff forever. This song is a nothing short of a psychedelic trip, the musical equivalent of LSD.
So if you're in for a massively exciting journey, loaded with musical ingenuity, you need this album. If you're into bands like Conan, Bong, Slomatics, Ufomammut, Om and Hawkwind, you should have already bought it. Space Witch has delivered one of the most exciting stoner doom albums of the year and the competition is fierce. So get your hands on 'Arcanum', it's a lot cheaper than drugs and the only side effect is a possible neck injury.