On their debut album, south Texas’ Epic Death seek to solidify their place in the national scene, and continue the metal style created by such legendary acts as Pantera and Rigor Mortis. Taking influences from such bands as Slayer, Dimmu Borgir and Nightwish, Epic Death’s devastating debut Witchcraft should vault them into the national metal scene. Led by frontman/guitarist Vamp, the Texas quintet are both brutal and symphonic at the same time. Album opener “Hide” is stellar, as are “Stay Away,” “Vendetta,” “Eye of the storm,” and the title track “Witchcraft.”
2016 should prove eventful for Epic Death because the rest of you get to hear what I’ve been listening to since I got Witchcraft. Tight, precise, thundering, symphonic Death Metal. Just the way this reviewer likes it.