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Hunt The Witch - Single Review: Afterburner

23 May 2017 // A review by Andrew Smit

The scorching guitar intro commands your attention and declares you better be ready to rock. This superb new song by Hunt the Witch rocks along with a guitar sound that is white hot and feverish, coupled by a potent lead vocal by Sam Whitley that fits the symphonic guitar sound so well, Sam has a smooth and yet powerful and slightly demonic voice, a mix of Eddie Vedder and Marilyn Manson.

The dynamic rhythm of Jason Peters’ drums and Anthony Larkin’s velvet bass provide a pulsating experience for Bevan Carbines excellent guitar exertions. Fortified with an unrelenting beat, it drives the bursting guitar grinds with metronomic certainty and provides a flawless foundation for Sam’s stirring vocal performance.

Afterburner is a soaring song that must be a killer live, a track that will get your head banging and your air guitar working overtime, so I recommend you stretch your neck and check it out.

 

About Hunt The Witch

Auckland band Hunt The Witch began when Bevan Carbines (guitar) and Anthony Lakin (bass) started jamming on ideas in 2013 where a solid foundation of heavy sonic riffs were laid.

Jason Peters (drums and formally of Pumpkinhead) joined a while later and they continued to write songs as a three piece.

The last ingredient required was vocals and so Sam Whitley entered into the fray, whose vocal range, personality and writing abilities were the glue needed to complete the line up, from the first rehearsal it was crystal clear that the line up was going to work well together.

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Releases

Strange Gods
Year: 2019
Type: Album
Into The Black
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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