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Burning Witches: Hexenhammer
Burning Witches - Hexenhammer Music Review

Burning Witches: Hexenhammer

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Girls just want to have fun, so said Cyndi Lauper. Or maybe they just want to dress in leather, studs, and six-inch stiletto heels to kick some heavy metal ass. Swiss gals Burning Witches are here to tell you that heavy metal isn't a man's world. They return with their second album, Hexenhammer, now with Nuclear Blast Records.

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There's no mistaking where these Alpine chicks find their metal style. Yup. Old school heavy power metal. Iron Maiden. Judas Priest. Toss in some Saxon or Helloween. Burning Witches has the essentials: a twin guitar attack with thrilling solos, a pounding rhythm section for strength and speed, and soaring metal vocals. But, also genuine to the "keep it true" metal style, their music is wrapped in the proper amount of melody, harmony, and groove. Rock out while you bang your head.

For the songs, you have some straight up power metal with Executed and Open Your Mind. But, alternatively, you'll find that Burning Witches is more keen on mixing tempos, offering heavy and steady metal with fourth gear throttle. You'll find this within Possession, Hexenhammer, and Maiden Of Steel. For an emphasis upon rock groove in the rhythm section you'll find it within Lords Of War. For a complete change of pace, you'll find Burning Witches channeling some Doro Pesch with the metal ballad, Don't Cry My Tears. Suffice to say, for a modern interpretation of classic heavy metal, Burning Witches and their latest album, Hexenhammer is the real deal. Don't hesitate. Get it today. Recommended.


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Suffice to say, for a modern interpretation of classic heavy metal, Burning Witches and their latest album, Hexenhammer is the real deal. Don't hesitate. Get it today. Recommended.

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