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Burning Witch : Crippled Lucifer

If Burning Witch were to ever appear on a children's show they would probably be introduced with a comment like "Do you like feedback, distortion and painfully extreme vocals kids?". Followed by a mighty cheer from the audience. Then Stephen O' Malley (also known from Thorr's Hammer, and other bands) and the rest of the band would appear and make sure the children in the audience would have nightmares deep into adulthood.

Burning Witch is an extreme doom act that only got well known (read: cult status) after they had broken up. The music slowly crawls forward, while some of the most tortured vocals ever heard screech in agony. The wall of sound is so thick and heavy it can knock a grown man over! The vocals might put a few people off. They are neither clean, nor grunts, nor real screams and can best be described as if somebody is running nails across a blackboard.

This is definitely a must hear for anybody who enjoyed the extremely harsh sounds of Thorr's Hammer. Actually come to think of it, this is simply a must hear! Also any fans of Burning Witch need to check Stephen's new band Khanate, which can be seen as an even sicker version of Burning Witch!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Warning Signs
2. Stillborn
3. History Of Hell (Crippled Lucifer)
4. Sacred Predictions
5. Country Doctor
6. Tower Place
7. Sea Hag

Duration : Approx. 62 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
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