Burning Witches – Dance With The Devil
If you’re a fan of modern day Saxon, Biff Byfords solo debut might not be the only album to check out this month! Burning Witches new album Dance With The Devil provides a non stop tour de force of classic but still modern sounding heavy metal. There is a hell of a lot of Saxon on this album, among with some Judas Priest, Manowar and Tygers of Tan Pang. The songs are strong too, the vocals are powerful and the overall sound is great.
So what’s the downside? Well, like many other bands who reach out to catch the magic of the past, Burning Witches have a bit of a struggle finding their own identity. Like above, I can easily drop a a lot of classic heavy metal band names to describe this bag, but it’s harder to find something that feels privileged to just Burning Witches to set them apart from so many other bands of the same genre.
Dance With The Devil is a really good heavy metal album, and with anthems like the title track and power ballad Black Magic, these metal warriors will have no problem to make a heavy metal crowd pleased on their upcoming concerts. But that last piece of the puzzle, that extra something that would make me feel a certain urge to get the bands albums and buy tickets to their concerts isn’t there yet. But it sure might be in the future, so I will keep an eye on Burning Witches. And I recommend you to do that to, if you are a fan of classic heavy metal! And who isn’t that?
Artist: Burning Witches
Title: Dance With The Devil
Label: Nuclear Blast
Date of release: 6/3-20
Standout track: Dance With The Devil