Monday, August 22, 2011

The Cruelty Of Mankind

This EP was sent to me by Witch Hunter Records.
Iron Witch is a five piece band from Liverpool, U.K. that plays some awesome Sludge/Doom Metal in the vein of Eyehategod. The five track EP called Single Malt is a perfect example of utter brutal heaviness.
Iron Witch is according to their MySpace inspired by the following bands and artists: Black Sabbath, Eyehategod, Sleep, Weedeater, Electric Wizard, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Goatsnake, Church Of Misery, Saint Vitus, Witchcraft, Burning Witch and Sunn O))).
This list clearly indicates the idea of what Iron Witch is about. Needless to say that this is a highly recommended EP from an excellent new band. Enjoy!

The foundation of this rotten sludge, is the riff worship of bands like Black Sabbath, Sleep and St Vitus, with the influence of Black Flag sitting underneath, to give that nihilistic air, and fog of feedback, that permeates most of Eyehategod’s output. This is the soundtrack to alligator wrestling in a Louisiana swamp, cheered on by a mob of whisky-fuelled reprobates.

Recorded with John Stephens at Chuckalumba, this EP comes in a hand crafted 4-panel gatefold sleeve on black recycled card, screened by VinoSangre, with vinyl-style black CD and a poster insert, and is limited to 150 copies.
(Their bio)

Iron Witch - Single Malt EP (2011)

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1 comment:

Mari said...

Greatly enjoyable release ... \m/