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Review: Nightbitch - Sex and Magic
Sex and Magic

Label: NoVisible Scars
Year released: 2010
Duration: 18:43
Tracks: 5
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: October 18, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.29/5 (65.71%) (14 Votes)

If you send me a link to download a promo for a band called Nightbitch, then I am downloading that shit right the fuck away. I mean, with a name like that a band has to either be cool or hilariously bad, fortunately this band is actually pretty damned cool.

This is a super-underground band, and I have very little information about them. They are from Connecticut, USA, and any fool listening can tell that the ubiquitous Phil Swanson is on vocals, and in fact all the other members seem to be former associates of Hour of 13. I think this is a demo, and it might only be available on cassette. I'm not sure.

This is occult Heavy Metal of the extreme old school, similar to other retro acts like Gates of Slumber or Upwards of Endtime. The recording is muffled and analog-sounding, the riffs are Sabbathy and pretty seriously awesome, and the lyrics are a wonderful stew of dark and mystical topics. Swanson's voice can sometimes be a sticking point for me, as his voice is particular and only works with certain kinds of music, but this is exactly the kind of stuff his voice is good for, and he only adds to the whole underground, occult vibe. Fans of old-fashioned underground Heavy Metal would do well to check this out.

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