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Witchery
In His Infernal Majesty's Service
January 2017
Released: 2016, Century Media Records
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Swedish legends Witchery should need no introduction. With their no nonsense, tongue in cheek blackened thrash metal and on this, their 6th album, they show no signs of deviating from that sound.



I’ll confess to not being a huge fan of the band, however whenever I listen to them I cannot help but enjoy them.



The album contains 11 tracks which do not disappoint. Well crafted, blackened heavy/thrash metal with some quality riffage. There is great delivery on both music and vocals with a bright and full sounding production. There’s no shortage of catchy choruses and plenty of hooks in the riffs.



Its shortcomings as “just another Witchery album” are perhaps in turn its greatest strengths and this is essentially Witchery doing what Witchery do, and doing it well for that matter. There’s not a whole lot more to say really. Check out the tracks “Netherworld Emperor” and “Nosferatu” and judge for yourself.



Review by: Steve Blackwood
Track Listing

1. Lavey-athan
2. Zoroast
3. Netherworld Emperor
4. Nosferatu
5. The Burning of Salem
6. Gilded Fang
7. Empty Tombs
8. In Warm Blood
9. Escape from Dunwich Valley
10. Feed the Gun
11. Oath Breaker

Lineup

Sharlee D'Angelo - Bass
Rickard Rimfält - Guitars
Jensen - Guitars
Chris Barkensjö - Drums
Angus Norder - Vocals


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