Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Seven Witches-Call upon the wicked

Frostbyte/eOne entertainment

Seven Witches are one of those bands that I always wanted to really like. They have generally been alright, but I have mostly found them to be rather ordinary. However this album has changed my opinion. The band has sure had a revolving door policy over the years as guitarist Jack Frost is the sole original member left. Rounding out the line-up this time around are vocalist James Rivera (Helstar), bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X) and drummer Taz Marazz. This is traditional metal and they have played this style before. This time around the music is much more dynamic to my ears. This album sounds like it could have been done around 1986 or 1987 and calls upon bands like Judas Priest, Omen and of course Helstar. Tracks like "Lilith", "Harlot of Troy" and "Eyes of flame" are just a few of the straight forward pounding metal tracks that Seven Witches knock on this album Some of their previous albums have left me cold, but this one had me hooked from the start. In addition to solid playing the production is also top notch. Also included on the limited edition of this release also includes live tracks "Metal Tyrant", "Metal Asylum" and "Jacob" as bonus. Unfortunately the live tracks are not of the best quality. Still a good album of classis metal.

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