Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Iron Witch - Hangover Suicide
In the two tracks on offer, you can get a real feel for how hard they've been working, rising far above all the NOLA-wannabees out there into a really filthy, whirling sludge machine.
Starting off with Death was the Colour and it's trademark IW riff, the tide sucks you in before, at about two and a half minutes, another crushing riff takes over (at this point, check out Will's drumming!).
There's a definite Black Flag feel about the music here, and working with Bri Doom at the legendary 1 in 12 studios has helped bring the band into a more in-your-face sound than ever before.
The second track, Hangover Suicide, is a pummelling beast of a track, the rhythm section of Rick and Will clicking together with Dan and Sam's guitar work painting a very bleak picture indeed; especially around halfway through where there is a Vitus-style crunch riff on the go.
Hovering over the lot and weaving his way through the destruction, Chris's harsh vocals probably benefit most to these ears from working with Bri Doom, they sound so clear, in a Dixie Dave Collins type way.
The single is available on 7” vinyl(limited to 350 copies) which are hand-numbered, with an A3 poster designed by the band,a digital download card (with an unreleased bonus track entitled ‘The Last of Nothing’) and a sticker.
Don't hang about.
Also, Iron Witch play the WPC Winter Warmer Show in Brixton on the 3rd of February, which will unfortunately be their last appearance with guitarists Sam and Dan; however, I hear they have practised with new members so hopefully the juggernaut ain't gonna stop anytime soon!