The cult from New Zealand is set to destroy the humanity!
The newest EP from Witchrist clocks in at only 10 minutes of pure destruction, rich production that makes one wants to hear the mini-disc over and over, non-stop mode!
After cult albums like Beheaded Ouroboros and The Grand Tormentor as well as splits with bands such as Morbosidad and Antedilluvian, these guys are not kidding.
First track out of the three is called Haruspex. It starts as a mid-tempo number with doomish riffs and over-the top production. Then the famous break and the sound explodes in a BPM fast as the speed of light. The good thing here is, although the opus is very loud and crude, one can hear the instruments perfectly, the mix and mastering is just second to none. The vocals spew blasphemies all over the place. Ride cymbal sets the tone of the song with interchangeable tempos.
Transmuting Rituals is not exactly a segue but showcases in less than two minutes what kind of havoc this band is capable of.
Finally last track The Golden Ascent is even more brutal with low-pitched sound and non-stop headbanging. Beautiful to say at least.
Vritra is the perfect alternative for those who like to spin an EP several times until the sound rings the bell. Highly recommended for cultists worldwide.
Vritra is out now on Iron Bonehead
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)