|Review: Stormwitch - Season of the Witch|
|Season of the Witch|
Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: May 22, 2015
Reviewed by: MetalMike
for:Season of the Witch
Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (5 Votes)
Stormwitch is a German band that banged around the Heavy Metal scene for a bunch of years in the 80s and early 90s, called it quits for a decade and is now on their second go round. I can't say I recall being aware of them back in the day but it is never too late to check out a band, right? Maybe it is. Season of the Witch is the band's 10th album and I am less than impressed. The riffs are mostly recycled from Iron Maiden with vocal lines that don't always fit. Singer Andy Aldrian doesn't appear to be up to the task on Season of the Witch and he sounds tentative throughout the album. "Harper in the Wind" is probably the best track, though it borrows from Pagan Altar, but none of the others do much to stand out with the exception of the digipak bonus ballad "Different Eyes" and that's only because it is awful glam.
You'd think after a 10-year break from the last album Stormwitch might have some really decent songs kicking around but if they do, none made it on to Season of the Witch. It isn't terrible but neither is it anything you need to add to your collection any time soon.
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