Saturday, April 7, 2018

Witchburner - Witchburner (1996)

   Thrash metal was everything but common after the early '90s, but even though the genre was almost forgotten, fortunately it didn't completely disappear. It was forced back into the depths of underground, but occasionally it returns by old school oriented and compromiseless bands, like in the case of Witchburner.
   The band's debut album was barely longer than an EP, but includes catchy thrash anthems during it's full-lenght. The album don't simply reminds to the golden age of the genre, but even the sound and style shows no difference and it's able to turn back a decade in time for the listener. Witchburner's music might be suitable for some German thrash nostalgia by the assumed influences of Sodom, Kreator, Necronomicon and Venom, but it's more than that. They've mastered the style of the old school iconic bands, catched the feeling well, and filling the hole in metal music that was left behind after the arrival of newer trends and genres. Plus it's always refreshing to listen to some essential intensiveness and authentic aggressiveness after the endless line of innovating-wannabe newbies.

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