Friday, November 23, 2012
Reader Submissions: Inquisitor: Dark Ages of Witchery
Inquisitor is a thrash/speed metal band with a sound firmly rooted in the 1980's. Their music strongly resembles bands that straddled the line between thrash metal and more melodic styles. Names like Flotsam and Jetsam, Exciter, and Razor come to mind. The vocals are done in more of an early extreme thrash metal style, most similar to Teutonic thrash masters Destruction, Kreator, and Sodom. The riffs are fast-paced and memorable and the band possesses some impressive songwriting chops.
The production on this sounds great. The sound is beefy and muscular, which befits the style of music. There is a heavy bottom-end which is sometimes missing in more traditionally-minded metal albums. Everything is clear without sounding sterile.
This is an extremely impressive release, but it is just a teaser. There are only two tracks here and they both sound very good. I am looking forward to something longer.