Doom metal galore
Bloodbath_and_Beyond | usa | 05/15/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For Sabbath/doom lovers WG is a blessing. Their debut album pretty much kept the style alive in the burgeoning faster and louder mentality that pervaded the scene in England. Though how long can you keep the particular style going, Sabbath has done it for 30 plus years, but Witchfinder isn't Sabbath. So the follow up is of course a little weaker then Death Penalty, but still carries the torch. Shadowed Images and Love On Smack are the good cuts here, but its the title song that stands out the most, six minute satanic epic. Seemed as though Witchfinder took a stab at a commercial single, in two songs actually. Music and I Lost You, they're not embarassing but they don't add much. The final guitar showcase on the last song Quietus is pretty good too. Simply put, WG did pretty good amongst their NWOBHM peers who were mainly about fast riffs, motorcycles, sex, decadence etc. Of course they weren't without help as Venom was also doing a great job as far as the satanic atmospherics go. Only difference was WG never found it essential to speed up. Which is cool. For serious metal collectors, don't pass this one up."
Masterpiece available again
Matthew J. Kiczyinski | 05/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thank God you can dig up classics like this only previously available on vinyl! Brought me back to high school days of yore. A must have for stoner,doom,psyche fans!"