|Review: Witchcurse - Fantomania III - Anti-disco|
|Fantomania III - Anti-disco|
Label: Metal Ör Die Records
Year released: 2011
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: March 28, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Fantomania III - Anti-disco
Greek NWOBHM saviors Witchcurse have a relatively impressive back catalog of demo, split and compilation releases and this 9-song compilation titled Fantomania III - Anti-disco, is the second such album for the band.
The first song, "Keepers of the NWOBHM," sets the tone for the whole compilation pretty well, I think. Early Iron Maiden (the first two albums in particular) and a few other names that were there at the dawn of the NWOBHM (not Black Sabbath or Judas Priest though) have all left their mark on the sound of the Greek Heavy Metal heroes in Witchcurse who seem to cherish those golden times. There's no denying Fantomania III - Anti-disco is a lot of fun to listen to and the more you like Maiden's early sound (the Di'Anno era), the better. There are also four covers of songs from Hungarian Thrash/Black Metal band Fantom (R.I.P.) on Fantomania III - Anti-disco. I have never heard Fantom before so I cannot really tell how well Witchcurse is paying tribute to the original versions of these songs but they do sound pretty cool, which doesn't tell you much. The production sounds kind of cheap but that's to be expected since Witchcurse are emulating the past.
That's about it, I think. For true lovers of the NWOBHM sound Fantomania III - Anti-disco is worth checking out but nothing über-mandatory.
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