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Wytchcraft – I Taste Your Fucking Tears of Sorrow

Posted by T. Bawden Monday, 20 July 2009














Wytchcraft – I Taste Your Fucking Tears of Sorrow - 3.5/5

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This is a good debut for the independent Epic Doom Metal band, "Wytchcraft". Lasting for around 50 minutes, I honestly didn't notice the time passing. It had all the elements that we'd expect in an Epic Doom album, from the strong guitar riffing to the clean and powerful vocals. The vocals is what interested me the most in this album, "Kai Tubbesing" did a good job mixing the clean vocals with the grunted vocals at some songs like the self titled. He reminded me in a way of "Nick Varsamis" of "Litany".

We can easily detect that the band is still a beginner. Although they delivered a good album, it didn't have that touch found on albums like "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" or "Into the Depths of Sorrow", but I won't discredit them, the album is enjoyable. The guitar riffing was one of the best features of the album, so were the solos. It goes from those thick doom riffs to a faster pace at times. The bass I barely heard. In this style, a galloping background I feel would make the album stronger, like with "Resound the Horn" by Doomsword. The drums were strong, but I think the production of the album lowered its effect. As I said, the vocals were my favorite aspect of the album; I don't think I need to clarify more on that. There is something I enjoyed about this album; it's the introduction of a folk feeling at songs like "Winterland", but without straying too far from the bands main goals.

Considering that the band is independent, and that they released the album themselves, they did an alright job with the production. Yes it won't increase their rating, and yes it bothered me at times, I didn't waste my time with listening to the album. Another thing that bothered me, neglecting the ones mentioned, is the guitar equipment they had. I liked the playing, this I won't deny, but mostly I felt the guitars weren't fit for a Doom album. After all, I don't think this genre is called "Doom Metal" if we didn't feel that doomed at certain times. For Epic Doom, I am sure the majority agrees with me that bands like "Candlemass" utilized that feeling well.

This is a good addition to those into Doom, and Epic Doom to be precise. It was good to listen to and it was enjoyable. I don't think it's pointless to check out new bands every now then, including this one. Overall, this is a good start to "Wytchcraft", and I hope in their future release improve on what they did, to bring something better. This band has potential, and I think it's a shame to waste it.

Highlights: I Taste Your Fucking Tears of Sorrow, Winterland, Apocalyptic Visions

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