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Band
Witchery
Title
In His Infernal Majesty's Service
Type
LP/EP
Company
Century Media
YOR
2016
Style
Thrash
1/5/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
A welcome return from these Swedish black thrashers
Sweden black thrashers Witchery have been on a six-year hiatus since last studio effort 'Witchkrieg'. Since then the act has replaced the drummer and vocalist. Christofer Barkensjo (ex-Carnal Forge) takes over behind the kit for Martin Axenrot and singer Emperor Magus Caligula (Magnus Broberg) is replaced by relative unknown Angus Norder (Nekrokraft). The group stay on the Century Media label and employ Dug Out Studio (drums), Eleven Studios (strings) and Dead Sparrow Studio (vocals) to put 'In His Infernal Majesty's Service' together. How much different is this approach? Not much has changed really. This is still solid mid-tier thrash metal from what amounts to a "studio band". Songs like "Netherwold Emperor" and "Gilded Fang" showcase frosty thrash with blast beats, unholy screams of anguish and a frenzied pace that keeps the mopheads...well, mopping up the mosh. The mid-paced groove mash is still what I consider the best of the bandís output. You can hear that in meaty slabs like "Nosferatu" and "Escape from Dunwich Valley". There is some raw punk aggressiveness to some of the songs as well, notably "Empty Tombs". Overall another decent offering from a band that few have been talking about lately.
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    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: WITCHERY
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Don't Fear The Reaper
2006
Century Media
Eric Compton3/31/2006
-
I Am Legion
2017
Century Media
Eric Compton3/2/2018
4
In His Infernal Majesty's Service
2016
Century Media
Eric Compton1/5/2017
3.5
Witchkrieg
2010
Century Media
Eric Compton7/14/2010
4.5
Witchkrieg
2010
Century Media
Greg Watson7/14/2010
3

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