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BEWITCHER "Under The Witching Cross"

BEWITCHER

"Under The Witching Cross"

Beware! The demons of old school speed metal are alive and on the prowl in the form of Bewitcher! If memory serves, this is one of the bands under the wing of Night Demon's Jarvis Leatherby so that gives them some instant cred with me right away. Bands trying to do the early black metal style of the 80's are not exactly rare...in fact, a bunch known as Bewitched were doing much this same type of sound in the 90's...but here is one that really knows what they are doing. "Under The Witching Cross" oozes the evil rocking spirit of prototypical black speed metal.

The album has a varied range of attack. Early cuts "Savage Lands of Satan" and "Hexenkrieg" bolt forth with vicious speed metal like Venom meets German hell thrash. The title track is like Satan's take on Motorhead and "Heathen Woman" really has a rocking feel. Midnight is another name Bewitcher can be easily compared to, espec…

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