|Review: Arkham Witch - I Am Providence|
|I Am Providence|
Label: Metal on Metal Records
Year released: 2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: December 23, 2016
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:I Am Providence
A tag like "Vintage Metal sound! Contains non-triggered drums" on an album cover (or back cover, in this case) undoubtedly catches your attention, doesn't it? England's Arkham Witch have this type of mention tagged on their third studio album, I Am Providence, featuring no fewer than 20 (often fascinated by some Lovecraftian themes) tracks.
Arkham Witch combines their NWOBHM sound with some tiny proto-Doom-laden elements in addition to an increased amount of rebellious punk-ish ingredients (which really weren't that audible on their previous albums, but here they definitely are) which England's underground scene is strongly known for. The point seems to be, based on this clearly more punk-ish approach, that most of us are working class heroes (aren't we?), and we want to sound like them. Also, according to this rule of having more of some sort of street credibility to their sound in respect to overall song length, Arkham Witch have cut all of their songs down to one to three minutes only. All in all, it could be said that this album is a very different sounding, more rocking, Punk-orientated album compared to any of their previous albums. Listening to this record makes you want to go to some small and ascetic British Rock pub, have a couple of beers, enjoy the band playing live, and just enjoy a Friday night atmosphere after a hard week at work. And I am not going to say more...
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