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WITCHCRAFT
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Well, itís been five years since Witchcraftís last full length, ĎThe Alchemistí, and after a label change and three new members, their bell-bottomed psychedelic doom rock hasnít changed much. There are the Black Sabbath riffs and bluesy lead breaks are still there, draped all over the leaden doom tempos, while Magnus Pelanderís sweet melodic vocals weave their way through the heavy air. Trouble is, after five years, it should deliver much more of a kick than it actually does. Itís like Pentagram/Sabbath-lite with tracks that should shake the shit out of the building but are about as shaky as Ozzy on a rope ladder. There are plenty of catchy choruses thatíll no doubt have audiences singing along but other than those choruses, thereís little else that lingers. They run the full gamut when it comes to the dynamics, tempos, feels, and structures across the album but itís just way too light to leave an indelible mark. When the grooves kick in Ė and they can be fantastic Ė they follow it up far too soon with an anticlimactic melodic passage that almost kills the moment, the track and, with it, the whole album. The production is classy and the musicianship is top notch, but this should do more. Itís in there somewhere but itís just not rearing its ugly head as high as it should and neither is it roaring as loudly as it should. Listening to ĎLegendí Ė a misnomer if ever there were one Ė is just so damned frustrating because itís so spectacularly innocuous and infuriatingly unmoving.
LABEL:
FORMAT:
Nuclear Blast
Album
LEGEND
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Review by Jason Guest
RUNNING TIME:
51:31
RELEASE DATE:
21st Sept 2012
TRACK LISTING
1) Deconstruction
2) Flag of Fate
3) It's Not Because of You
4) An Alternative to Freedom
5) Ghosts House
6) White Light Suicide
7) Democracy
8) Dystopia
9) Dead End
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Sweden
"Itís like Pentagram/Sabbath-lite with tracks that should shake the shit out of the building but are about as shaky as Ozzy on a rope ladder."
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