Witchclan – The Dark Binding

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The Dark BindingThe Dark Binding

The High Priestess speaks an invocation, conjuring spirits from below. The devil’s instrument, the electric guitar, adds to this curse, and a fire-born tongue speaks of horrors better left unsaid. Witchclan is a traditional black metal band from the UK, the kind that will be adored by those who like lo-fi recording, keyboards, and as many references to Old Nick as possible. With a naked Demoness on the cover, standing above a pentagram amongst other robed creatures whom I assume spoke the spell to awaken this chthonic spirit, there is no doubt what we are getting into here.  This is not an attempt to reinvent the genre, but a traditionalist approach at making truly Satanic black metal.

“Worms of Hypocrisy” starts the album off right. Though clocking in at seven minutes long, it sets off immediately into a strong riff and sinister vocals. This same formula continues…

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