Power of Metal.dk Review

Season of the Witch
Style: Heavy Metal
Release date: 23 January, 2015
Playing time: 35:32 / 48:27

Massacre Records present us one more sunshine of an exceptional band with long years history and cult status  – STORMWITCH. Andy Mück has gathered again the warriors under the flag, and his high voice has achieved the depth and the precision of maturity.

The new album of the Germans follows the strong traditions of the band. It united in itself the hard clue of the German heavy metal and the melodies. This provides us an answer what is the reference of URIAH HEEP with the heavy genders! The main melodies are implemented by the vocals that create a new world from the strong riffs. Although there are no surprises in the style the pleasant present is the quality of „Season of the Witch“. The songs are exceptionally strong hits without self-quotes, and with fresh sound, although their traditional form. The slower tracks implement a relaxing note, because they are not served with hysterical minority, and they often sound optimistic. A pinch of Rock`n`Roll also is a part of the approaches of STORMWITCH. The rhythms are not burdensome with complications.

The special formats of the release include two bonus tracks. „The Singer's Curse“ is eight minutes long dynamic confession. „Different Eyes“ is half-acoustic accent with piano.

We cannot pass the non-typical artwork in the always artistic packed albums of the Germans. In this case even if we accept the artwork as a contemporary challenge, its performance is mediocre. At least its title could be more perspective written on the marble stone, although the standard characters!

I could call the pleasant moments with the new album of STORMWITCH a relaxing heavy metal. Although the enough songs for head banging, the classical structure of the tracks carries somewhat harmony. Let’s wish to the band not to waste much time till its next release!

01. Evil Spirit
Last Warrior
True Until The End
05. S
eason of the Witch
At The End Of The World
The Trail Of Tears
Harper In The Wind
The Singer's Curse (Digipack Bonustrack)
Different Eyes (Digipack Bonustrack)
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 23 January, 2015
Website: www.stormwitch.de