Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Witchcryer - Cry Witch
Label: Ripple Music
On paper Witch Cry sound awesome; a Texan doom metal band with both the classic heavy rock influences of the likes of Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap and Deep Purple and combine it with the slightly more modern doom influences of Trouble and Saint Vitus. The band have female vocals that are reminiscent of Janis Joplin. The band have their chops together and sound really tight.
So what's the problem? It's hard to shake off the feeling this is nothing but a nostalgia trip. The songs here just don't catch this listener's attention. Overworked and overused Sabbath riffs need catchy hooks. The catchiest song on "Cry Witch" is "Witchfinder General" although the album closer "Lapis Philosophorum" is an attention grabber where the band ditch the heaviness (unless you consider Jethro Tull heavy) and vocalist Suzy Bravo is gives her strongest performance. I'd bet these songs work well live but this album just leaves this listener flat.
Release Date: 19 January 2018
Witchcryer on facebook
Witchcryer on bandcamp
Record Label: Ripple Music High Priestess are a recently new Los Angeles trio who play heavy psychedelic music. The band was formed...
Once upon a time Life of Agony meant a lot to me and were a band that had very good albums which were never far from my stereo. I was a...
Record Label: World War Now Just a few years after releasing their "Victimize the Innocent", (which the band themselves have...
I've been aware of Devils Elbow for quite some time. In fact, they first sent me an email about three or four years ago and I list...