Sunday 30 July 2017

REVIEW: Witchthroat Serpent - "Striped Dragon" (EP)

By: Richard Maw

Album Type: 7”
Date Released: 16/06/2017
Label: Svart Records

“Striped Dragon” DD//7” track listing:

1). Striped Dragon
2). No Way to Escape

The Review:

Following up debut “Sang - Dragon” with this two track EP is a smart move- riffs pound, organs swirl, vocals wail... business as usual for these French doomers!

A-side “Striped Dragon is a weighty and psychedelic excursion into the realms of Electric Wizard but the band are sleeker and more streamlined. Both tracks come in almost at the six minute mark with lots of overdrive and lots of retro atmosphere.

“No Way To Escape” is just as heavy, but perhaps even more driving in sound. Simply put, if you heard the debut and follow up “Sang-Dragon” then you know what to expect here. Essentially the doom version of Motorhead, I am amazed that the band have not yet written a song called Born Toulouse... but there is still time. This is real fuzzed up doom. Vive Le Serpent!

“Striped Dragon” is available on vinyl here and digitally here

Band info: bandcamp || facebook

FFO: Electric Wizard, Windhand, Sleep, Cough