On December 8 2018 An Out Recordings will release the debut cassette tape by Canadian ethereal drone doom duo Nightwitches, and today we’re stoked to premiere the work in full. Make sure you re-order your copy from the label.
Nightwitches somewhat fall under the same umbrella as bands like Coven, Witchcraft, Blood Ceremony etc, as their beautifully soulful clean vocals wonderfully project against a monolithic wall of distorted static and epic doom riffs soaked in feedback, creating a mystical and slow moving whirlwind of light and shadow. While the occult elements flourish in their sound, also some kind of psychedelic, emotional angst and tension is apparent throughout, perhaps bringing Nightwitches closer to the world of bands like Windhand or Thou. The same kind of poetic and intellectual antagonism is there, and the music seems constructed to convey a sense of tension and rebellion, being it thought-provoking and deeply moving in its enveloping atmospheric power.