Request From Their Satanic Majesty
Review by JD on December 22, 2017.
Every now and then, I love when a few choice styles of metal come together and make something that I could describe as magical. Some can say that I am a purist most of the time musically, but I do love all forms of metal as well. One look at my collection and that comes very clear to even those that do not like my taste. With that said this little spiel it is the perfect way I could set up the review of Texas black / doom metal outfit called Stoner Witch.
Taking the unusual route of combining very old school black metal with equal parts of gut wrenching doom with smatterings of old hardcore punk as well, Texans Stoner Witch brings to the table some of the evilest and wickedest metal ever to grace a silver disk. With musical strength like this, they have found that perfect blending of these two styles into one that is all theirs. Picture the bastard spawn child with parents like Trouble, Venom, Bathory with some Black Sabbath and punk intensity of Black Flag... I kid you not… it sounds just like that.
As hard as it is to pick the songs that will properly showcase what Stoner Witch can offer, I have two very clear choices. Both the Satan inspired blast of King of Witches not to mention the grooving doom of The Devil's Paw stand out and make their power known. The others are as good, with the little intros making sure of that... but these two tracks seem to just stand out on their own and pulsate with its power.
Light the candles say a prayer to the unholy one and play this album at 10 hooked up to a kick-ass speaker system. They may not be the best musicians... but when you’re this good without it – you just don’t care. Stoner Witch is just pure blackened fun.
Rating: 9 out of 10