WITCH BLADE from Sweden return with its second album entitled “Månsken”. Those who know the band from its debut, “Oskuldernas eld” won’t be disappointed by the trios’ new effort.
The description of the album couldn’t be simplier; classic heavy metal straight from the 80s, resembling the early days of NWOBHM and the First Wave of Swedish Heavy Metal. The band actually does its best to sound less modern and “up-to-date” and all of its compositions are like you discovered an album from the early 80s. Also, the fact that the lyrics are in their native language, make WITCH BLADE’s style even more obscure and retro.
The album is addressed to those who adore the early days of European heavy metal or those who want to own everything from the Swedish Heavy Metal scene. So, the fans of GOTHAM CITY, DIAMOND HEAD, and early HEAVY LOAD will find a very attractive album to listen to, which is very close to the sound and feeling of those bands. Especially songs such as “Vittrorna Kommer” and “Slavarnas Hämnd” bring in mind some of the magic those bands had when they first appeared in the scene.
“Månsken” is not an album for all the fans of heavy metal, not even the ones who like the classic sound. It is very suitable for a specific audience that is completely dedicated and totally obsessed with the early days of heavy metal. In other words, people who want simplicity, boldness and tones of old-fashioned vibes in their heavy metal, could check WITCH BLADE’s new album.