Witchcraft - Black Metal



4.8 | 29 votes |
Release date: 1 May 2020
Style: Stoner metal

Owners:

8 have it
4 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 - this album is far from perfect, but thrash, death, and black metal would be very different without this album. 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
Atrocious Virgin
New song

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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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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




2020 goodies
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15.03.2020 - 15:33
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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30.03.2020 - 22:46
Maco
Classless
Thought this was the cool Witchcraft from Finland.
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Never trust a junkie.
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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
Maco
Classless
Full stream

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Never trust a junkie.
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