|Review: Seven Witches - Xiled To Infinity And One|
|Xiled To Infinity And One|
Label: Noise Records
Year released: 2002
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: March 13, 2002
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
for:Xiled To Infinity And One
Seven Witches can be considered an all-star band when you take a look at some of the other bands the members have been in or contributed to in the past. We are not talking of some unknown bands out there that maybe 50 people have heard of either. Some of these other outfits include Savatage, Metalium, Bronx Casket Co, Crimson Glory and Destiny's End. Impressive resume to say the least but how does this translate into music for this band? This album simply kicks ass from beginning to end and is one of those albums that may be very hard to get out of your CD player any time soon.
The album starts out with vocalist Wade Black snarling the phrase, "We're taking back the metal!" and for the next 46 minutes they demonstrate exactly how they plan on doing this. The recipe is simple take some killer guitar work with killer vocals and write some killer songs that will stick in your mind after the first listen and you have a killer album. I didn't realize how simple this really was until I heard this album and it makes me wonder why more bands don't try this recipe for themselves :) All kidding aside this album is simply one of those albums that will make you grit your teeth and bang your head along even at the first spin and gets better each subsequent listen. This is pure metal the way it was meant to be played; chunky riffs with excellent leads and a vocalist with a very impressive range.
Another bonus is some of the guests involved in making this which include Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Joe Comeau (Annihilator) and Jon Oliva (Savatage) who wrote the lyrics for the bonus track "The Burning" and also does the lead vocal work for the song.
Overall a very impressive album that any metal fan can appreciate and a worthy addition to any collection. One of those albums that is absolutely perfect to listen to in your car out on the highway .just don't blame me for the tickets. Highly Recommended.
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