Witcher are a duo from Hungary that plays an atmospheric and depressive form of black metal with a touch of doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Csendes Domb" which was released on cassette by Neverheard Distro.
Tragic sounding keyboards start off the album giving the music an atmospheric feeling and after the intro the music starts mixing in a more dark and melodic doom metal sound along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and after awhile grim black metal screams start becoming a huge part of the tracks.
Keyboards and guitars mix together quite a bit throughout the recording and the solos and leads are very dark and melodic while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the music also mixes in a very depressive atmosphere at times along with all of the tracks sticking to either a slow or mid paced musical direction.
The music also brings back some of the more 90's orientated keyboard driven black metal sound at times and one song also brings in a brief use of growls and they also bring in a cover of Ralph Vaughn Williams's "The Cloud Capp's Towers" before closing with a bonus track that is present only on the cassette which also shows the music speeding up a bit and adding in more of a raw style of black metal which also uses a few seconds of blast beats.
Witcher plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric bringing back some of the keyboard style of the 90's while also mixing in doom metal influences and a touch of the more more depressive sound, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover pain, solitude, hate, philosophy and paganism themes.
In my opinion Witcher are a very great sounding depressive and keyboard driven atmospheric black metal band with a touch of doom and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Eltemettelek" and "Csendes Domb". 8 out of 10.