Witchfyre has risen from the shores of Galicia, Spain with their own form of Metal Justice and all sharing their love for everything “Old Skool”. Witchfyre started their quest for metal glory in 2011, working hard writing material, and released their first EP “Banshee” in 2013. In 2014, the boys are back with their new release “Legends, Rites and Witchcraft“.
“Legends, Rites and Witchcraft” is definitely a throwback to the old days of the 80s with balls to the wall riffing and soloing, hard-hitting drumming, and high vocals. I can understand what Witchfyre is trying to do on this album but I fear the recording was a little downgraded; I don’t think it’s mixed very well and the double bass kick seems out of time. The guitar work is very good with some great riffs and solos and the singing does show some really good aspects of high vocals but I also found the vocals to be out of time and out of key in some parts.
Like I said before, this does show some flair and has all the potential in the world to be greater than what it is. I’m sure these guys would put on a great live show but due to the low production value and not being a good mix it has let the guys down to be a winner of a release. Some people may like this more than me and by all means, give it a try as it does have some flare.
Release Year: 2014
Label: Infernö Records
Reviewed by Brent Logan