Seven Witches
Amped
Release date: November 28th 2005
Label:
Regain Records
Distribution:
Target Distribution
Website:
www.sevenwitches.net
Style:
US Metal
Rating: 60/100
Reviewed by:
Jørgen Ditlev
Date:
November '05

Jack Frost and his men are back with their sixth album, the first one on Regain Records. James Rivera (ex-Helstar), who did the vocals on “Passage to the Other Side” and “Year of the Witch” has now joined Vicious Rumors, but Jack Frost was able to recruit Allan Tecchio (ex- Hades, Ex- Non Fiction, Ex- Watchtower).

Since the debut “Second War in Heaven” back in 1999 there have been four singers, four bassists and five drummers in Seven Witches, maybe Mr. Frost is going for the world record in lineup changes? (Watch out Mr. Malmsteen).

Maybe that’s why “Amped” sounds so uninspired; there are only four great tunes, the rest of the songs sound like they are leftovers from the other five albums. And to make things worse we get a cover version of Billy Idol’s “Flesh for Fantasy”, that really stinks.

I’m sorry Mr. Frost, but you can do a lot better than this.  

Recommended Tracks: “West Nile”, “Sunnydale High”, “Fame Gets you off” & “Widows and Orphans”.