|Review: Witchsorrow - Hexenhammer|
Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2018
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: October 16, 2018
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)
The U.K.'s Witchsorrow play second-wave doom with clean singing and booming reverb consistent with the Candlemass school. The tempo on "Hexenhammer" and "Demons of the Mind" is slow and combined with the heavy, buzzing guitars effectively evokes feelings of dread. On the other hand, Witchsorrow picks up the pace on "The Devil's Throne" and in a few spots in other tracks giving something of a Cirith Ungol sound (minus the unique vocals). Hexenhammer is well played and atmospheric but the songwriting is on the generic side and there aren't a lot of hooks left once it ends. Doom fans with modest expectations should enjoy this.
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