Sunday, 26 April 2015

Psychedelic Witchcraft - Black Magic Man (EP Review)

Black Magic Man cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: April 2015
Label: Self Released/Taxi Driver Records

Black Magic Man - Track Listing

1.Angela 04:57
2.Lying on Iron 04:15
3.Black Magic Man 03:49
4.Slave of Grief 05:35

Members:

Virginia Monti

Bio:

Psychedelic Witchcraft was born by the hands of the ancient gods of Blues and Doom . Living through the imaginary of Occult and Witchcraft, with psychedelic colors and emotions. Inspired by the sounds and the pictures of an almost lost Era.

Review:

I've been listening to Psychedelic Witchcraft's debut EP – Black Magic Man – for some time now. It's a 70s style Classic, Hard Rock. Retro Rock. Doom Metal and Occult Rock kind of thing. It's created by one hugely talented individual – Virginia – though she goes by the name of Mia on this album. Mia is a demonic possessed doom metal soul siren on this EP. Mia's vocals are mesmerizing.

Black Magic Man is packed full of demonic soul with Mia playing some haunting doomy riffs especially on the EP's first two tracks – Angela and Lying On Iron. The EP goes from classic 70s hard rocking doom on the opening track of Angela to a more reflective and a psychedelic soulful affair of Lying On Iron.

Psychedelic Witchcraft have created an EP full of bewitching passion and hard-rocking riffs to match. The standout track has to Black Magic Man. This song fuses Black Sabbath classic Doom with traces of Psych Occult Rock that wouldn't go amiss from Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats. It has a slight folk-rock acoustic vintage vibe that I totally dig and it gives the song a real vintage quality around it.

This EP is kicking up a real buzz within the Doom/Stoner Metal community and it's not hard to see why. It's a stunning release from a band/solo artist that I want to hear more from. Mia has proven she has the talent and drive to go a long way with Psychedelic Witchcraft. Check it out. Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Black Magic Man is available to buy digitally now. A Vinyl Release will be released soon by the good folks at Taxi Driver Records.

Words by Steve Howe

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