Monday, January 30, 2017

Witchunter - 2016 - Back On The Hunt (LP)

Witchunter is a five piece metal band from Martinsicuro, Italy. Back On The Hunt is their sophomore LP since forming in 2007. Witchunter play a thrashy brand of metal with obvious debts to the to torch carriers of years past. Take one part thrash metal, one part NWOBHM and one part modern metal production and you have Witchunter.

There's no reinventing the wheel here, just two guitarists spitting out thrashy riffs and solos. The singer's voice works well in the upper ranges providing more contrast to the deep, rumbling drums. Highlights include Hounds Of Rock, Losing Control, Lucifer's Blade and a cover of Led Zeppelin's Achilles Last Stand. If you're looking for some thrashy metal to bang your head to Witchunter's Back On The Hunt will serve well. 

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