August 04, 2018

Witchfinder General - Death Penalty (1982) ☠

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Doom Metal
Style: Traditional Doom
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☠: Selected by Buccaneer
© 1982-1996 Heavy Metal Records Ltd.
AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia
Unlike many of their New Wave of British Heavy Metal peers who injected their music with a certain punk attitude, Witchfinder General drank strictly from the Black Sabbath fountain. Their 1982 debut, Death Penalty, is a celebration of all things Sabbath -- from the plodding rhythms of "Burning a Sinner" and "R.I.P." to the early-Sabs intro of "No Stayer," and even the band's rocking "Paranoid" knock-off, "Free Country." Singer Zeeb Parkes' range is rather limited, but that never stopped Ozzy Osbourne, and his mostly satanic lyrics are especially amusing on the cryptic-sounding opener "Invisible Hate," which eventually resorts to shouts of "more beer." Despite similarly silly lyrics, the song that bears the band's name is definitely the album's highlight, thanks to its engagingly ferocious main riff.

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  1. Thanks for this and all your efforts :)

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