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Retro Review: So Many Wizards – Heavy Vision

So Many Wizards - Heavy Vision

What a bummer. So Many Wizards is probably best known for a super popular track of theirs, and it saddens me to say that said track is the best thing they’ve put out. Lose Your Mind really is a great single, and I had high hopes for this earlier So Many Wizards album, but it’s really nothing to get excited about. As per usual, Kazerouni sounds great, as does the rest of the band, but all of the songs kind of blur together. It pains me to write this, but there’s just nothing special going on here. Heavy Vision gets a 5/10 from me. Sorry guys.

            At first glance, I was excited to maybe hear a little something darker from this group. The album cover they chose for Heavy Vision really had me convinced that I was gonna hear something a little gloomy from the group. We all love a dark album every now and then. This is not what we have here.

            Of course, one of the worst habits us listeners have is expecting every song by every band to sound like their hit single, if they have one. Even if we aren’t aware of it, it happens. One thing I can appreciate about So Many Wizards is their consistency. Their work sounds like them, through and through. They’re talented so they sound good, but there’s nothing that really reaches out and grabs the listener– kind of a letdown considering they had 12 songs worth of music to do so in Heavy Vision. Because all of the tracks in Heavy Vision sound so similar but are missing that pizzazz, the whole thing kind of runs together. So Many Wizards is talented, but it doesn’t shine through in this album.

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