On ‘Die Witch Die’ those twin guitar harmonies and a creepy church organ opens ‘Archfiend’, and driving rhythm sections, all are obviously influenced by 80s Mercyful Fate, nice job. Elsewhere, 80s and contemporary thrash riffing and change in cadence makes ‘Ecstasies of Sorcery’ an excellent merging of the past and present. Take for example a Witchery, or Toxic Holocaust. ‘All Of Us Witches’ arrangement and rapid fire riffing recalls the greatness of Possessed’s “Seven Churches, while a mid tempo lets the verses and chorus for ‘Satan’s Blood Lucifer’s Fire’ bring forth the evil intentions. Modern black metal masters Watain’s influence creeps into ‘Lives Of The Necromancers’, and a few other times in other songs, heard both in the vocal and arrangement, the dynamic and epic moment that colors the musical landscape. Good stuff.
Break out the Ouija board for this one.