VINDICATOR - THE ANTIQUE WITCHERIES
HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
comes from Ohio and their name of the game is old school Thrash Metal …
here’s the band’s second album unleashed through Heavy Artillery Records
“The Antique Witcheries”. Those not afraid banging their heads to pure
thrashing rhythm sections are recommended to stay because this album will bring
you the very best in Thrash Metal!
Antique Witcheries” is actually the follow up to their debut effort “There
Will Be Blood” which saw the crack of dawn back in 2008. Along with this
album, a lot of doors went open for the band – later on, Vindicator played as
support act for killer bands like Hirax, Exodus, Destruction, Kreator, Overkill
and many more. To make Vindicator’s discography complete I have to mention the
fact they also brought out a split album with 80s act Metal Witch.
the new album “The Antique Witcheries” I only can tell you nothing but great
words. A perfect form of chemistry is immediately audible – brothers Vic (rhythm
guitar) and drummer Jesse (both active in a band called Violent Storm before the
birth of Vindicator) seem true leaders of the pack to me. Surrounded by the rest
of the gang named Marshall Law (vocals), bassist Kidd Chaos and bringer of
excellent solo guitar works Mick Mayer – you will feel the heat of true Thrash
Metal right on.
is a serious link to the almighty Bay Area Thrash Metal scene to me –
musically wise, I’d like to bring on bands like old Megadeth (both guitar
riffage and solo movements do remind me of good old Dave Mustaine every now and
than), early Testament, Cynic, Evil Dead, Atrophy, Attaxe, Mezzrow among
others. Fans of the new generation of Thrash Metal like Hexen, Bonded By Blood
or Warbringer… better check out Vindicator as well!
Marshall Law was active in a Black Metal band – I don’t have to tell how
extremely shrieking BM singers can be but don’t be afraid – with Vindicator
sings totally different. This time he uses his throat more raw grained. No high
pitched or extremely aggressive – just very powerful and straight to the core.
Conclusion, he fits completely with the rest of the band and type of music so
called Teutonic Thrash Metal!
awesome tracks are the Dave Mustaine riff loaded song called ‘Beneath The
Guillotine’, the fast one with the German 80s character ‘ The Antique
Witcheries’, ‘Dead In The Water’ and ‘Sewn To The Flesh’ for all Bay
Area Thrash Metal addicts! But my ultimate favourite piece has yet to come –
for that I had to wait until the last song entitled ‘Strange Aeons’. Great
thrasher with awesome guitar duties and for me a very important fact to mention…
it’s reminiscent to the best Thrash scene ever so called Bay Area!
Antique Witcheries” has a very good production as well, even the cover art
looks a bit in the vein of Atrophy’s “Socialized Hate” I think Vindicator
is strong enough to reach the top of the Thrash Metal mountain for sure… in
some ways, they got me by the throat with their style of thrashing – excellent
effort for Thrash Metal maniacs only! http://www.myspace.com/savindicator
My points: 88 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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