Witchbones are a solo project from Portland, Oregon that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "Goety" which was released by Morbid Chapel Records.
A very dark and heavy sound starts off the album along with a small amount of atmospheric elements. Bestial growls are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording while the music also adds in a decent amount of 90's influences along with some elements of doom/death metal being added into the slower sections of the songs.
When the music speeds up a great amount of war metal influences, blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the guitar leads being done in a very dark yet melodic style.
Evil sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with one track also introducing horror orientated synths and whispered vocals onto the recording as well as a couple of later songs being instrumentals and also introducing acoustic guitars onto the album. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Witchery, Occultism and Satanism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Witchbones and if you are a fan of war, bestial black, death and doom metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Queen Of The Crossroads" "Goddess Of Black Magick" and "When Blood Runs Black". 8 out of 10.