ALBUM SCENE OF THE WILD
LABEL Dying Victims Productions
OUT March 26th, 2021
OUR RATING 84/100
WITCHSEEKER are ready to unleash the highly anticipated second album, entitled “Scene of the Wild” on CD/vinyl formats, on March 26th, 2021 on Dying Victims Productions.
Hailing from Singapore, WITCHSEEKER was formed in late 2012, originally as a one-man project by Sheikh Spitfire.
After the band’s first EP, 2014’s Night Rituals, WITCHSEEKER had expanded to a trio but was then pared back to a duo for their debut album, 2017’s When the Clock Strikes, with Brandon Speedranger on GT and Sheikh Spitfire on VC/BG/DR.
WITCHSEEKER gained the attention of their national scene with their classic Hm sound that’s packed with power, speed, melody, and aggression.
They had the chance to share stages with Firehouse, Enforcer, Destruction, Midnight, Exciter, among others.
In 2019, WITCHSEEKER expanded to a quartet with the joining of Aip Sinner on drums and Nick Stormbringer on guitars.
The first shot is SCENE OF THE WILD, right now strong and squared, helped by biting and intense vocals; they sound really classic, enhanced by pounding drums, roaring bass and gorgeous solo parts.
ROCK THIS NIGHT AWAY starts with a powerful guitar attack and all sounds great; you can feel vibes of best 80’s classic hm tradition.
The following track is LUST FOR DUST, opened by an intro that opens a wild riff, reminding best roots of classic speed HM.
On the same line BE QUICK OR BE DEAD, while SIN CITY is a more structured tune which you’ll appreciate.
More rhythmic NIGHTS IN TOKYO, less fast by at the same time powerful and proud of itself.
They go on with direct SCREAMING IN THE MOONLIGHT, while in BREAK AWAY they return to push.
Last two songs are CANDLE IN THE DARK, which shows many sides of their sound and best solo parts of the platter, and HELLIONS OF THE NIGHT, a mad run that ends in the best way this platter.
NWOTHM..YES!!! ALIVE AND KICKIN’..AN ALBUM TO SUGGEST WITHOUT HESITATION!!!
01. Scene of the Wild
02. Rock this Night Away
03. Lust for Dust
04. Be Quick Or Be Dead
05. Sin City
06. Nights in Tokyo
07. Screaming in the Moonlight
08. Break Away
09. Candle in the Dark
10. Hellions of the Night