Shadow Witch – Sun Killer
Release Date: August 15, 2016
Record Label: Snake Charmer Coalition
These days, anytime I hear the term “doom metal” I immediately want to nod off and fall asleep. I just know that when I open an email promoting a doom band that it’s going to be the same, played out Sleep sounding kind of bullshit. It’s a good thing I was feeling adventurous on this day because I decided to give the band Shadow Witch an earnest listen. The moment the opening track from their latest album Sun Killer came on (DOA – Anticipation), a shit eating grin took over my face as I realized that I had chosen wisely.
Lead vocalist Earl Walker Lundy is without a doubt the secret weapon of this band but that’s not to take away from the rest of this stellar band. What good is a great sounding band without great quality songwriting? Well, not only does Shadow Witch have the performance aspect down, the songs are very well constructed and captivating. Shadow Witch is a band that I will be keeping a very close eye on because I truly believe that it’s bands like Shadow Witch that can totally change the face and rekindle the fire in a genre that is starting to get tired and faded.
For more on Shadow Witch and to pick up the album, go to: https://shadowwitch.bandcamp.com