Huh, this is one of those middle-of-the-road thrash bands who
released one album 20 years ago and now have returned in the hope of repeating
past glories. I never heard of German Wicca before, but that might be my mistake.
They released 'Splended Deed' in 1989,
and I must conclude that it didn't shake the realm of Metal.
Before you start thinking that I'm just a negative old bastard who dislikes
otherwise terminated German thrash bands who should stay in their graves, I have
to inject here that 'Bloodrush not at all is a bad recording. And let's put a
nail through this idea too: Wicca's thrash sounds more American than German.
Rather than sounding like Kreator, Helloween or Destruction (which is the case
for way too many German thrash bands), what I hear in Wicca's music is rather
leaning towards Forbidden and Iced Earth.
Technically, it's hard to put a finger on anything here. Whether you like
vocalist Patrick's voice is of course a matter of taste, but I think it's
decent, altough not fantastic.
This album is a good bet for hardcore fans of thrash metal the American way. No
real surprises, no hit potential, just solid as rock thrash metal.