Bewitcher are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a mixture of black, thrash and speed metal and this is a review of their self titled 2016 album which will be released on August 18thas a joint effort between Divebomb and Diabolic Might Records.
Horror movie style synths start off the album and after a minute the music goes into more of an old school speed/thrash metal direction along with some black metal screams that have more of a first wave feeling to them and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody while blast beats can be heard in the faster sections of the songs.
While the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's it still sounds very modern and the solos and leads also remain true to an old school speed/heavy metal direction and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and on some of the later tracks the vocals start utilizing a little bit of melody and the whole album also remains very true to a very heavy yet retro musical style.
Bewitcher plays a musical style that takes 80's black metal and mixes it in with speed and thrash metal while also updating the sound for modern days, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Hedonism, Witchcraft, Satan and Metal themes.
In my opinion Bewitcher are a very great sounding retro mixture of black, thrash and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bewitcher" "Wild Blasphemy" "Harlots Of Hell" and "In The Night (The Cult Will Rise)". 8 out of 10.