ANGEL WITCH — Angel Witch (review)

ANGEL WITCH — Angel Witch album cover Album · 1980 · NWoBHM Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
Warthur
Kevin Heybourne's Angel Witch have gone through a range of different lineups - they broke up not just once but twice between this debut album and the followup - but it's really this debut for which they'd be remembered, a strange and unique mixture of old, new, populist and experimental.

Combining punk rock-tinged vocals with updated Sabbath-inspired riffs and lyrical subject matter, and mashing up occult allusions on the one hand with cheesy singalong bits on the other (just try and get the refrain from the first song out of your head once you've heard it!), the band played a key role in plotting out how the NWOBHM would contribute to expanding the parameters of traditional heavy metal.
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