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Acid Witch Witchtanic Hellucinations


01. Intro 02. Into the Cave 03. Swamp Spells 04. Witchblood Cult 05. The Black Witch 06. WItchtanic Hellucinations 07. Beastly Brew 08. Cauldron Cave 09. Rabid Werewitch 10. Realm of the Wicked 11. Witches' Tits 12. Broomstick Bitch 13. October 31st
2008 Razorback Records
Our score 8

1/15/2009

With the release of Hooded Menace's "Fulfil the Curse", Coffins' "Buried Death" and a slew of other great albums, it's safe to say that doom metal is alive and well in 2008. And as much as I enjoyed the aforementioned releases, it was Acid Witch's debut, Witchtanic Hellucinations that stole the show for me. The sheer hours I killed listening to this album in the last few months are staggering and rather surprising, considering the album's overt horror theme, replete with cheesy Halloween background noises and Crypt Keeper-styled intro. Now, I love horror flicks as much as the next depraved hooligan, but let's face it: horror-themed metal has, by and large, fallen prey to the same tendencies that created hair-metal in the 80's: all spectacle, no substance. But let's not throw the blackened foetus out with the cauldron water. For every clutch of derivative Cradle of Filth-aping asshats, there has to be at least one band that gets the delicate balance of cheesy humour, technical chops and menacing atmosphere right. My friends, Acid Witch are unquestionably that band. Okay, so Acid Witch peppered Witchtanic Hellucinations with a slightly overbearing amount of sound effects that appear to be lifted from a dollar store cd of Halloween music, and song titles like "Witches' Tits" and "Rabid Werewitch" will make the, ah, serious metal fan cross their arms and furrow their brow in admonishing fury - so what All of this is rendered completely moot by the band's phenomenal sense of songwriting. At any moment, Acid Witch`s distorted, doomy trudge can give way to some brilliantly atmospheric synth lines or a catchy, fuzzed-out solo. This serves to give every track its own sense of identity in a genre that can often fall prey to sounding too one-dimensional and dirge-ridden for its own good. The album isn't 100% perfect, of course. There isn't a whole lot of variation of the vocals (although they're exceptionally deep death metal growls that fit in perfectly) and the Halloween sound effects wear slightly thin after repeated listens, but these are meager gripes at best when taken in the context of the phenomenal instrumentation and effective dynamics of the album. Razorback has a serious gem on their hands. Bottom Line: Witchtanic Hellucinations is, without question, one of the finer releases of 2008, and a must-have for anyone who considers themselves a fan of doom, death or, hell, metal in general. Yeah, it has its flaws, but the sheer exuberance Acid Witch have for the material shines through with their deft execution of an artfully constructed but fun as hell album.

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FIRST POSTER_ 1/15/2009 4:14:32 PM

FIRSTERRRRRR


haloxxxmoshcore_ 1/15/2009 4:15:29 PM

this band f*ckin sucks gay dck. review the underneath the gun, so sick


cantfakethepunk_ 1/15/2009 4:27:06 PM

what has this world come to when a band tries to mix music from a porno with metal. i mean, half the samples in this cd are probably on the Playboy soundtrack


lazerxbeast_ 1/15/2009 4:32:21 PM

Band rules, another excellent release from Razorback.


thalassa_ 1/15/2009 4:47:11 PM

this is very obviously Sacha's terrible writing again. No pseudonym will save you.


thalssa_ 1/15/2009 4:48:30 PM

haha I am retarded. totally missed the rob parker part.....


xomertax_ 1/15/2009 5:01:41 PM

great album great band


cantfakethpunk_ 1/15/2009 5:33:12 PM

i like dck


anonymous 1/15/2009 6:07:53 PM

this band f*ckin sucks gay dck. review the underneath the gun, so sick posted by haloxxxmoshcore () on 1/15/2009 4:15:29 PM---------------- Sweet christ, I hope that's a joke.


cantfakethEpunk_ 1/15/2009 7:06:35 PM

i like dck posted by cantfakethpunk () on 1/15/2009 5:33:12 PM I believe you missed the E in my name. cant spell? yeah, i think so. go home gay


ass_cobra_ 1/15/2009 8:14:21 PM

Terrible Band


kingben_ 1/15/2009 10:26:29 PM

this review: all spectacle, no substance


sacha_ 1/15/2009 11:44:36 PM

Haha, that wasn't me but this band does suck


anonymous 1/16/2009 1:31:22 AM

ho hum.


tim_ 1/16/2009 1:51:37 AM

you forgot your own E the first time you, you f*cking brick.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/16/2009 3:17:00 AM

what has this world come to when a band tries to mix music from a porno with metal. i mean, half the samples in this cd are probably on the Playboy soundtrack posted by cantfakethepunk () on 1/15/2009 4:27:06 PM wheres the E? oh its right in my f*cking name!


rules_ 1/16/2009 3:56:23 PM

review sucks dck


V F C_ 1/16/2009 7:54:26 PM

fun to listen to whilst high


sacha from intronaut_ 1/16/2009 10:09:28 PM

haha gimmiks on this board. Ok I gave it a listen after people posting as me were talking about it and the gimmiks were right. This just shows razorback records has no place in the music business. They haven't released a good metal record since....


HulkHogansmullet_ 1/17/2009 12:10:25 AM

I hear synth riffs that sound like Everlast. This is terrible.


anonymous 1/17/2009 1:14:02 AM

Uh oh, another "doom metal" band. LG is gonna suck the dck right off of this one.


hxcobd_ 1/17/2009 5:37:37 AM

This f*cking sucks. f*ck every reviewer on this website.


gaylarmed_ 1/17/2009 11:57:45 AM

damn this is serious


intronaut_ 1/18/2009 1:51:10 AM

Shit band. Hope we never play with them


Godfather_ 1/18/2009 7:16:18 PM

f*ck yeah HXCOBD bro, review that sweet mosh metal record.


MarginError_ 1/19/2009 9:12:48 AM

*posts review in 2009 containing the statement "doom metal is alive and well in 2008"* - Rob Parker


hxcobd_ 1/19/2009 11:36:20 AM

Band isn't good enough for my girl pants.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/19/2009 1:17:51 PM

i love to suck c-ck


cantfakethepunk_ 1/19/2009 1:27:05 PM

black c-cks are my favorite though, fyi.


Godfather_ 1/19/2009 5:26:25 PM

Bloody hell, wanker f*ck me in my crooked teeth. Such abysmal shit.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/19/2009 6:04:55 PM

your dck, let me suck it.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/20/2009 12:25:30 PM

okay i cant take everyone pretending to be me, it gives me boners all the time and im tired of having a hard on and no dcks to sit on. i admit ill take a dck anytime, okay, please everyone let go the fact i need to have 6 c-cks in my ass at all times and that i f*ck men on a regualar basis. Oh yeah if your gay, please hit my email up ;)


cantfakethefaggot_ 1/20/2009 2:37:44 PM

please email me im such a horny, deranged shit band loving gay!


cantfakethepunk_ 1/20/2009 4:52:46 PM

i love how people think im trendy. sorry if i dont follow the new TREND of hating on the Acacia Strain and all the other "shit bands." you call me trendy, but in actuality every other person on here hates on "shit bands" because it's the new trend


cantfakethat/\lovescocks_ 1/20/2009 5:14:52 PM

defend yourself over the internet lolol


cantfakethepunk_ 1/20/2009 10:59:21 PM

this big black c-ck, so f*cking delicious.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/21/2009 12:03:32 AM

oh and. i dont live at home. i ditched that as fast as i could. and black c-ck f*cking sucks. any sucks. my Girlfriend sucks my c-ck, and it feels good


cantfakethepunk_ 1/21/2009 12:08:36 AM

by my girlfriend i mean my big, hunk of black boyfriend Dwayne. his black c-ck is so sweet in my little, tight mouth.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/21/2009 12:24:54 AM

who the f*ck is Dwayne? and what kind of name is that. my girlfriends name is Heather


cantfakethepunk_ 1/21/2009 12:30:03 AM

im gonna stop lying here, im obviously arguing with my split personality. Dwayne is obviously my fresh out of prison lover, who has a wonderful black c-ck.


metal_duder_ 1/21/2009 1:00:37 AM

^^^ damn cuz, you gonna take that. i dont know what it is about this band. but they are great!!


DWAYNE_ 1/21/2009 1:09:49 AM

IMMA BREAK DAT BACK AND f*ck DAT AZZ


Ronnie_ 1/21/2009 1:18:56 AM

there are hardly any people commenting about the review. its all people bashing this one dude, AHAHAHAHAHA


cantfakethepunk_ 1/21/2009 9:02:27 AM

they talk about me cause of my undying love to suck a huge dck and get my ass poked with more c-ck and then after they are done i drink all the c-m


lolol_ 1/21/2009 11:22:40 AM

IMMA BREAK DAT BACK AND f*ck DAT AZZ posted by DWAYNE () on 1/21/2009 1:09:49 AM


DWAYNE_ 1/21/2009 7:00:33 PM

I BROKED DAT BACK, I f*ckED DAT AZZ


DWAYNE_ 1/21/2009 7:01:38 PM

TAKE DAT SHIT YOU PUNK AZZ BITCH


cantfakethepunk_ 1/21/2009 7:02:02 PM

fill my ass with your love sauce you hunk of ghetto fab ass..


haloxxxmoshcore_ 1/22/2009 12:15:46 AM

cantfakethepunk is a big gay. sck a dck pssy bitch.


cantfakethepunk_ 1/22/2009 1:39:16 AM

ride my c-ck halo, and kiss dwayne in his big chocolate hole!


halomoshisafagget_ 1/22/2009 8:13:47 PM

yeah dude, you're like 16 and i bet that you would get you're ass handed to you. sck a dck


haloxxxmoshcore_ 1/23/2009 9:49:40 AM

gay above me would get curb stomped in a heartbeat. come fight me if you feel otherwise


halomoshisafagget_ 1/23/2009 12:44:05 PM

curb stomped? are you even old enough to know what that means!? i would fight you, but i dont want to make you cry. GTFO


haloxxxmoshcore_ 1/23/2009 5:24:00 PM

lemme put emmure on and you'll know what its all about pssy


halomoshisafagget_ 1/23/2009 7:59:58 PM

Emmure is f*cking garbage. you think that shit is tough? that shit is pssy


TonyIommi_ 1/25/2009 5:34:12 PM

GIVEMEMYSHITBACK


tylerdurdentylerdurden_ 2/3/2009 3:11:38 PM

cauldroncore


god_damn_ 2/4/2009 12:47:12 PM

what the f*ck is this awful pile of shit


ROB PARKER IS A FAGGOT_ 3/1/2009 3:18:21 AM

Seriously? "Doom metal"? "Witchtanic Hellucinations"? I bet you listen to ICP you dck munching gay.