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Angel Witch
Angel Witch
Angel Witch
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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First Issued in 1980, Angel Witch's Eponymous Debut Draws Heavily Upon Satanic and Witchcraft Imagery with the Band?s Sound Displaying a Fiercely Dark Mixture of Gothic Melody Mixed with Weighty Guitar Riffs which Are Comp...  more »

     
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All Artists: Angel Witch
Title: Angel Witch
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Int'l
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 5/5/2009
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, British Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5050749411570, 667344405023, 0505074941157

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First Issued in 1980, Angel Witch's Eponymous Debut Draws Heavily Upon Satanic and Witchcraft Imagery with the Band?s Sound Displaying a Fiercely Dark Mixture of Gothic Melody Mixed with Weighty Guitar Riffs which Are Comparable to Vintage Black Sabbath. Although Never a Huge Commercial Success, the Album Brought the Band a Loyal Underground Following and Later Inspired the Emerging San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene with Bands Like Metallica and Testament Citing Angel Witch as a Major Influence on their Musical Direction. This Nwobhm Classic is Widely Regarded Amongst Fans as the Band's Finest Hour and the Re-mastered Edition Adds a Raft of Bonus Tracks Including the Single, 'loser' Along with Several B-sides. Also Included is the Track 'baphomet' which Appeared on the Legendary Metal for Muthas Album, as Well as a BBC Friday Rock Show Session which was Recorded in March 1980.
 

CD Reviews

Angel Witch - self-titled/25th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Mike Reed | USA | 05/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Silly me,this isn't merely ANOTHER pressing of the 'Resurrection' import CD(see my review)that I assumed it was JUST BECAUSE it features the very same cover.Turns out that it's a reissue of the stunning 1980 self-titled debut from the beloved underdogs of the NWOBHM movement.You get the lp's original ten scorchers,plus ten(10)...count them,bonus cuts extra that are of alternative versions,rare b-sides,etc.Very good.An absolute must-have."
NWOBHM's finest!
Milt Mori | Sparta, NJ | 04/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's too bad Angel Witch never got as much publicity as Motorhead, Venom, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Diamond Head, Saxon and Def Leppard. They're one of the best! When I hear bands like Megadeth, Metallica, and Testament--especialy Testament--they sound like a mere reflection of Angel Witch. The melodies, solos, clean tone, and much more makes these guys an important bedrock to be contended with. This album is certainly a gem for anyone interested in thrash and its development. You can't understand thrash without knowing who Angel Witch. Believe me--just ask Dave Mustaine!"
A Lost Classick
ProEvil | MA | 04/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's sad how many metal fans have never and will never hear this album. This is full-forearm spike band metal from the 80s that just bleeds style and class. Unfortunately this band never achieved much fame and subsequent albums are not of the same caliber. For those with ears to hear..."