The Witchhunt United States Of AmericaCountry Of Origin: United States Of America
Master - The Witchhunt

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MB Rating: 8.1
[1 Vote(s)]

User Rating: 8.2
[6 Vote(s)]
The Witchhunt  Sound
Plans Of Hate
Another Suicide
Waiting To Die
The Parable  Video
God Of Thunder
Remove The Clowns
Raise Your Sword
Wipe Out The Aggressor
Manipulated To Exterminate
The American Dream

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2013
Label: F.D.A. Rekotz
Categories: Thrash, Death
8.2 out of 10 / 6 vote(s)

MetalBite Review by Adam M on 2/20/2014
This is a platter of old school style death metal riffing and a great deal of energy. The amount of energy the band puts into this effort is the paramount aspect of the disc. The Swedish old-school heritage is present, but a thrash aspect similar to Havok’s recent material is also to be found. This band at least equals Havok easily, however, with a more exciting approach. The comparisons end there, though, because this is by far a more death-metal oriented release. The grimy style similar to Entombed is bolstered by enhanced production over those early offerings. Fear not, however, because this is straight up the same old style that made Left Hand Path such a fun listen. Recent fans of bands like Black Breath should be nicely enraptured by the riffs on this release as well. There is a groove nature that is what this type of death metal is famous for and is performed in fine fashion here. “Raise Your Sword” is an example of a song that is built upon a main riff and feeds from it. There are many songs that stick in your head with a catchiness and this is among them.

The album is the type that will make you want to hit replay, but there isn't anything overly astonishing on display either. The simplicity is what prevents The Witchhunt from being some truly phenomenal, but it is more than punishing and addictive enough to stay on your playlist for a while. Good song-writing and strong replay nature are heavily on display throughout this release.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8.5
Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 8
Originality: 7.5
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.1 out of 10