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Thunderwitch: The Initiation

September 9, 2015
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a2139108694_10 Hailing from Germany is Thunderwitch and they play some silky smooth stoner metal with hints of doom mixed in. On The Initiation there are two songs which bless your ears with darkness and thunderous riffs (no pun intended). With thunder and witches being powerful and mysterious, Thunderwitch themselves are powerful with their riffs as well as mysterious with their overall style of play. Through the two songs your ears get graced with smooth production and overall just great musicianship.

There is only a little over eight minutes of material here to listen to, but within those eight minutes, from the beginning of Witchthunder to the end of Stone of Chrome you get silky smooth riffs and clean powerful vocals.

Thunderwitch is more stoner metal than doom and they only slow the riffs down to a doom crawl when needed. Other than the occasional times that doom is presented within the music, the majority of the play is groovy and the two songs play off of each other. They work well together sounding almost like on long song instead of two different songs, but neither song  sounds alike.

In both songs the riffs groove and flow supplying dark melodious twin guitar harmonies and coupled with the harmonies are some slick guitar solos as well. And in each song there are slower almost melancholy doom riffs which never seem to last long as the songs pick up pace into a more galloping pace. Behind the silky guitars the drums rumble along being just as forceful but smooth as the guitars are.

Meanwhile the vocals have a certain mystique about them. They’re smooth and hypnotic almost to the point of enchantment. Maybe the vocalist is a witch, maybe we’ll never know.

Whether the vocalist is a witch or not, the musicianship itself is on display and Thunderwitch deliver with these two songs.

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