Writing On The Wall / Power Of The Picts, The
Album: Power Of The Picts, The   Collection:General
Artist:Writing On The Wall   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Ork Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-11 Pull Date: 2008-01-13
Week Ending: Dec 16 Dec 9 Nov 25 Nov 18
Airplays: 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 11, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Sports by Schwartz Mix
Child On A Crossing
4. Dec 08, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Child On A Crossing
2. Dec 15, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Lucifer Corpus
5. Dec 04, 2007: A2Z
3. Dec 11, 2007: A2Z
Child On A Crossing
6. Nov 18, 2007: Transmission Overload

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-11-04
AWESOME thunderous, late-60’s-early 70’s hard rock/proto-metal with tons of organ & guitar riffs. These Scottish dudes kick out the jams as much as Deep Purple (who they played with back in the day), Arthur Brown and Uriah Heep. However, the second disc/album, “Buffalo” is a COMPLETE disappointment. It’s chock full of bad blues rock and half-baked jams. Another hippie-era band that flamed out too quick.

((((1)))) Fairly heavy late 60’s rawk with some nice organ and guitar riffage.
(((((2))))) Good vocals & chorus with some serious rockin’ tempos & drumming.
((((3)))) Typical hippie-era “laaaady” song but some tight organ/drum/guitar interplay.
((((((4)))))) Occult-ish/mystical stuff: total Arthur Brown vocalisms/spoken word sections, insane amounts of organ and doomed out riffage! AWESOME!
((((5))))) WTF? A drunken sea shantey with accordian then funky organ and “ohhaahhh” vocals. Craz-ee!
((((6)))) Swiriling organ and fast/bombastic tempos ‘ala prime Arthur Brown/Deep Purple.
((((7)))) Swinging tempo with a few strides to pop melodies via proto-metal histronics.
(((8))) Ballad-like, typical for the era but not bad.
(((9))) Lame vocals but pretty solid playing.
((((((10)))))) Killer, hard edged rocker with a lotta attitude, raw guitar tone, ripping breakdowns.
((((11)))) More mystical/occultish (albeit silly) stuff but the riffs and organ sound is incredible, so dig it.
AVOID – DISC II – it’s on the wrong drugs!

Track Listing
1. It Came On A Sunday   12. Felicity Jane
2. Mrs. Cooper's Pie   13. Nobody Knows
3. Ladybird   14. Buffalo
4. Aries   15. Henry Dawson
5. Bogeyman   16. Diane's Big Daddy
6. Shadow Of Man   17. Live And Learn
7. Tasker's Successor   18. Dream Yourself A Hero
8. Hill Of Dreams   19. Fishers Of Men
9. Virginia Waters   20. Tripsy Lady
10. Child On A Crossing   21. Bellyful Of Rock
11. Lucifer Corpus   22. Man Of Renown