Prepare for a violent thrash onslaught...
Genre: thrash metal
Having been at it since the early 1992, the German thrashers in Witchburner have lived through the grunge-infested '90s and the metalcore-soiled '00s 8not to mention the nu metal that disgraced the scene in between), and now they are ready to punish your ears for the seventh time (not counting EPs and demos) with they latest album "Blood Thirsty Eyes".
Stylistically, we are dealing with straight up aggressive old school thrash metal with a hint of death metal (especially in the harsh vocals, which sound quite similar to Patrick Mameli in the heyday of Pestilence). And almost coming in from left field are the crust-punk elements in "Never Surrender" which actually work brilliantly, I must say.
Drawing on the proto-death of early Kreator, and combining it with an up-to-date sound, Witchburner have not exactly created a revolutionary or innovative album. That was probably not what they were aiming for anyway. They were aiming for a kick-ass thrashfest, and a kick-ass thrashfest is what you get. Aggressive riff upon aggressive riff, chaotic solo upon chaotic solo, and fast drum beat upon fast drum beat, this album delivers the goods, and should definitely leave any thrash-fan happy.
Fans of old school thrash riffage and aggression galore are going to love this thrashfest of an album. Now, will you excuse me while I go out and brutally murder some innocent people.