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Review: Witchery - Dead, Hot and Ready
Dead, Hot and Ready

Label: Necropolis Records
Year released: 1999
Duration: 33:29
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 2, 2000
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Dead, Hot and Ready

Rated 4.14/5 (82.86%) (28 Votes)

Now that's some kick-ass metal.  Take some Slayer-influenced Trash metal, funny demonic lyrics and vocals that are a cross between clean and growling and that pretty much sums it up.

There isn't a dull moment on this -unfortunately short- album.  Fast-paced from beginning to end, the album has a great sustained Trash "beat" that just gets your attention.  I'm not crazy about the almost growling vocals, but they're clean enough that there's a hint of melody from time to time, not usual for this genre.  Some great guitar solos on each song make the whole quite enjoyable.  The lyrics are definitely of the demonic type, although sometimes they are downright funny (really!)

One thing I don't like is that at 33:29, the album is pretty short.  Oh well, guess I'll have to get their debut album :).  If you're looking for some fast, non-boring metal, this is one album to get<.

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