It was after some time I kept investigating with some success here and there, but finally, it was when I found this immeasurably worth-filled gem that I could not put it down at all. 16. Lyric-wise, the song is about Hell's angel of death taking the souls of those who were not good enough to make it into Heaven. Witch Tripper. Forum Index » Music Talk » Metal Discussion. Think what would happen if Uriah Heep tried a speed metal number, for sure, it would result in a number of this sort. The band looked into the night and upon seeing a shadow by the moon was inspired to create a spacious realm of gentle clean arpeggios amidst the onrush of violent death. Heybourne may not be the most technically skilled vocalist, but he makes good use of his range. it’s the album which set me on the path to discovering untold diamonds in the rough. Metallum Sub Terra. Sometimes it's very hard to believe that Angel Witch was only a 3-peice band back when this was relesed, since the overall sound is so amazing despite its rawness. Steve Hogg is a very adequate drummer for the style of music they play and completes the unforgettable trio of Angel Witch's first record. So yeah, this is brilliant. The song pays no mind to how well structured the melody is, or the catchiness of itself, but rather on the heaviness and darkness of itself. Angel Witch redevient actif en 1984, puis enregistre un nouvel album intitulé Screamin' N' Bleedin'. However, this album came out at the same time as Maiden’s first baby, so I don’t think it’s a rip-off. Sometimes, he throws down like a madman – dig his festively rollicking skins solo midway through “Hades Paradise” or the conclusive, slambashing intro to "Dr.Phibes"! "Sinister History" (Zoom Club Records, 1999) 1. Think about Uriah Heep on amphetamines mixed with a Judas Priest and Black Sabbath inspired guitar playing, and in general, anything having to do with all that good stuff played during the '70s (including at some point Led Zeppelin). A variant exists where on the center labels of this version, the respective side designations ("1" and "2") to the left of the spindle hole are directly underneath the "GE" in the band name (see images). "Sorcerers" plays out in a mournful, "Children of the Damned" fashion, with its subtly gripping guitar progression and foreboding escarpment whilst “Angel of Death”’s sludgy pace represents an ominous precursor to doom metal, imbued as it is by Hogg's background clanging and Heybourne's despondently malefic demeanor. The production on this album is not glossy, but neither is the music on the album, so I consider this to be appropriate. All the songs on the album has sort of an early Sabbath-ish feeling to them, with much more speed and neo-classical riffs delivered by one of the best axemen in metal history. Much praised epic Nwobhm opus with magical compositions, being same time doomy, melancholic, mysterious and drawing influences from 70’s progressive rock. Seen as the band's finest hour, it offers incredible moments throughout its ten tracks, which can keep you playing the album over and over without getting tired of it. You say you dabble in the occult, do you? According to the liner notes, the lyrics are very tongue in cheek regarding all matters of darkness, evil, etc... but they are well written. Personally, it was Lars Ulrich’s NWOBHM ’79 Re-revisited compilation highlight and namesake classic which permitted me to gloriously unearth the genre’s treasure trove of long-lost and forgotten bands such as Budgie, Gaskin, Traitor’s Gate, Witchfynde and Vardis for instance; to be sure, the list goes on forever – it’s a testament really to how huge the scene was back then, as well as its tremendous influence on the metal World for years to come. Straight From Hell6. Although some tracks reeled me in quicker than others thanks to his all-out riff attack (particularly so on bona fide staples "Atlantis" and "Confused"), the slow burn variety also do a fine job of stunning the senses, be it the "angelic" and wispy original instrumental closer "Devil's Tower" or transcendent, "Prodigal Son" evoking "Free Man", which sees Heybourne pulling a laid back and soothing Paul DiAnno (if such a thing was possible). "Kevin, tea's ready! Author Message Previous topic | Next topic; Germaniac Metal newbie. Angel Witch - Écoutez Angel Witch sur Deezer. Wimpy to the core and the vocals are really silly in places, but if you enjoy NWOBHM you'll find something here. On the other hand, his guitar playing is absolutely fantastic with riffs and solos of the highest caliber, delivered with pure feeling and class. One is the title track, which is my favorite song on the album, as it is unbelievably catchy and has some pretty badass guitar work. The production is cleaner on the cleaner tracks and dirtier on the tracks that are more abrasive, which is actually quite impressive, considering that on most albums, the production never varies. Outside of Di'anno's cockney growl, Bruce Dickinson's stage school bombast, Cronos's "haway the lads... let's conduct a séance!" Noticeable contrast between the bittersweet lyrics and upbeat melody flawlessly capture the conflicting nature of romantic infatuation. Founded under the name Lucifer by Kevin Heybourne in 1976 and initially comprised of guitarist and vocalist Kevin Heybourne, guitarist Rob Downing, drummer Steve Jones, and bassist Barry Clements. There is an incredibly epic feeling to the songs, perhaps by accident. Atlantis 3. Not to mention the definet and unforgettable chorus of this killer, live favorite. How beautiful it is to be unaware of sorrow, duty and circumstance. This is not Conan the Barbarian sword-and-sorcery, but rather a children’s bedtime fairytale. Angel Witch is a prime example of what heavy metal was like in the early days, what it meant, how it was played, how it sounded, how it felt. ; Ajouter vos notices et les classer. Kevin Heybourne's guitar work is masterful on this record, full of heavy riffs and emotive solos.He knows how to write a catchy chorus, making frequent use of dramatic backing vocals to create a grandiose atmosphere, such as on "Atlantis" and the amazing title track. Yes the sound production is dated, but what the hell do you want, this was almost thirty years ago and studio technology was light years away from properly capturing high intensity music, such as symphony orchestras and metal bands. The production is a bit thin, but its better than the production on Maidens first album. Sorceress 6. You can only call yourself a metalhead if you have listened to this release. The chorus is something that any self-respecting headbanger will want to scream aloud with a beer in hand: "Buuuuuurn the white witch....". The leads and melodies are refreshing and still relevant today. The similarities are more likely due to shared musical influences, such as Wishbone Ash, for example. As an exception to their well established subject matter, the title-track addresses the bitter taste of lovelessness seemingly expressed through the furious intro riff. 837714 . Founder and front man Kevin Heybourne’s authentic sounding and youthful, British accented mid-range vocals are also what heavily endeared me to the band. What strikes me most about this eponymous release – aside from Heybourne’s intensely piercing, melodic leads – is its old school, lowbrow level of production, very similar to those of fellow pseudo-Sabbath Britons Salem and Witchfinder General, which places a lot of emphasis on Kevin “Skids” Riddle’s thumping, at times high wire bass lines. A shame, because when I first heard this disc, I was very impressed by the guitar work: tremendous variety, multiple layers, bottom end riffs, soaring leads, arpeggios, clean chordal work, single note lines in harmony, you name it. U.K. New Wave of British Heavy Metal act Angel Witch has always been a cult favorite of fans of the genre, and its easy to understand why. Something Wrong5. They gained popularity during the NWOBHM due to the release of their first album, the self titled Angel Witch.The album was released in December 1980. Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BRON 532 A//1▽ETH TOWNHOUSE Afterwards, the album offers other numbers that are still as good as the title-track. Moreover, it also provided relevant features for the way forward (mainly if you played during the 80's certain metal … With that being said, most of the songs are excellent with only a few being hard to swallow more than once (Those being on the re-release for the most part). 'Angel of Death', suffers a similar fate. That said, this release could not have started in a better fashion. 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