Dead, Hot, And Ready
After the masterful -Restless And Dead- and
the -Witchburner- mCD Witchery return with their new full length opus,
an overall decent offering, but not matching up to the initial impact
-Restless And Dead- delivered, there are a number of stand-out songs
however, but the digipak packaging doesn't help at all and the booklet
appears thrown together.
While this is still Witchery in the musical sense, the songs lack the
catchy metal feel they previously had from the debut, the exceptions
being specifically 'Full Moon' and 'The Devil And The Damage Done',
where the rest fall into forgotten memories. Witchery's brand of Thrash
'n' Roll led by the rasped vocals of Toxine is a patented mix and
playing the album as a whole, while not completely satisfying as their
previous full length release, should prove a worthy pick up for those
who have already been introduced to the band.
Far from being just another retro-thrash act, Witchery elevate to a
field all their own in the metal scene, flying the banner high and
unfortunately being thrown in with the Black Metal scene because of
their vocal approach, thus having them criticized by those with nothing
better to do. Do The Fucking "W" (as if you didn't see that coming..).
© 2000 alasdor