Released: Aug 2008
Label: Metal Blade Records
This witchy-woman-fronted Toronto group mixes up Sabbath riffs, Jethro Tull flutes, Uriah Heep organs and Grace Slick vocals reciting incantations, thereby conjuring middle-American myths of angel-dusted black masses in scary suburban basements at the moment hippies started worshipping Lucifer. There's also beautiful Euro-folk parts ("A Wine of Wizardry"), jazz fusion sections with "Tainted Love" basslines ("Hop Toad") and simmering instrumental jams stirring eye of newt and wart of crone into the brew ("Hymn to Pan"). Hey babe, my coven or yours? Go ask Alice, I think she'll know.