Witchcraft - Black Metal



4.7 | 38 votes |
Release date: 1 May 2020
Style: Stoner metal

Owners:

11 have it
2 want it


01. Elegantly Expressed Depression
02. A Boy And A Girl
03. Sad People
04. Grow
05. Free Country
06. Sad Dog
07. Take Him Away

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
3.5
Lay down your soul to the gods, rock and roll!

Cronos's demonic Lemmy impersonation, the punky buzzsaw riffs, the flailing percussion, the ridiculous evil imagery - Black Metal is far from perfect, but thrash, death, and black metal would be very different without it. It's a legend, it's a landmark, and no matter what you say, I'd much rather write a review of that album than the new Witchcraft.

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published 09.06.2020 | Comments (12)

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13.03.2020 - 19:10
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
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15.03.2020 - 14:09
Crème fraiche

I'm really hoping it's more memorable than their last one. I would love to see a return of their old energy!
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15.03.2020 - 14:21
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Something tells me it wont actually be black metal
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


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15.03.2020 - 15:33
Rating: 1
Jope of Steele

News say it's full acoustic album, so it's probably correct to say: RIP Witchcraft's old sound

Free Country isn't Witchfinder General cover just same title
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We're in Rockefeller Lock step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCGO_0TC2AM. Cancel the plandemic!
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30.03.2020 - 22:46
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Thought this was the cool Witchcraft from Finland.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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01.05.2020 - 11:23
Rating: 3
TheNordicGamer

I'm sorry but this just isn't working, there are are a few cool vocal lines hear and there because of his magnificent voice but that's it, nothing else.
It sounds bland and uninspired, and..I'm sorry if you read this Pelander and find it offensive..but..it sound a tad too much like unfinished demo songs.
If anyone wants to hear this man go solo I'd recommend his solo album Time instead 'Pelander - Time'.
Please Magnus..get the old gang back together and creat something like 'Legend' once again 🤘
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02.05.2020 - 01:43
Omnicosm

This album sucks balls. What a letdown.
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Cheers.
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02.05.2020 - 02:06
Rating: 5
JoHn DoE

I don't know what to make of this album. Not bad but not good either. An album like this, just a guitar and vocals, deserves better lyrics.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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02.05.2020 - 02:56
Rating: 4
tominator
At best deranged
I kinda like the first track. The rest is too much of the same and just dull imo.
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03.05.2020 - 14:46
Morbid Angel 13

Written by RaduP on 15.03.2020 at 14:21

Something tells me it wont actually be black metal


duh
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03.05.2020 - 14:58
Rating: 5
JoHn DoE

Written by Morbid Angel 13 on 03.05.2020 at 14:46

Written by RaduP on 15.03.2020 at 14:21

Something tells me it wont actually be black metal


duh


he's kidding.
It would have been ridiculous if it were.
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I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
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09.06.2020 - 12:37
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 13.03.2020 at 19:10

New song



Checked this one out to see what the fuss is about. Bear in mind I only listened to Witchcraft once before and didn't stick with me whatsoever.

Mix is oversaturated on tubes... His voice could use more grit and power - it's not bad but for a solo performance I find it a bit lackluster for this song at times. It does break nicely sometimes to add some flair.
The song being stuck on one theme is pretty much a reflection on depression itself and I do appreciate that. Feels like it's trying to evoke some old folk-blues vibes but it's not quite there yet.
Can't say it wouldn't have helped to add some quiet drumming there after about half of it and some vocal harmonies. 6.5/10

People being upset about the change of direction is understandable. If only the outcome would be stellar I'd welcome it happily.
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17.06.2020 - 05:50
Tyrannical Hero
Super Normal
Full stream

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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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14.10.2020 - 06:42
panths

Magnus Pelander i believe that he thinks that very little number of listeners will "get it".but magnus believe me....black metal isn't a good album.it's like a joke.
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18.10.2020 - 14:01
Rating: 1
Jope of Steele

Finally listened to it and it must be one of the worst albums I've ever heard, maybe even the worst. This release I find even to be offensive towards the fans of Witchcraft, I mean, how does this release even relate to Witchcraft other than that it has Pelander's voice in it? -- in no other way, would be my answer, if that wasn't obvious

Thanks to Magnus for reminding with this album about how much can an album suck, though; we need albums like this every now and then as points of reference to define our better albums. Also great that "Free Country" wasn't a Witchfinder General cover because that would have most definitely been a major donkey ball sucking take on an amazing original song
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We're in Rockefeller Lock step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCGO_0TC2AM. Cancel the plandemic!
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