Witcher are a band from Hungary that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "A gyertak csonkig egneck" which was released by Filosefem Records.
A very dark, heavy and epic sound starts off the album while synths also mixed in with the heavier sections of the songs and also gives the music more of an atmospheric feeling. A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with the vocals being mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
The riffs also add in a decent amount of depressive sounding melodies while the keyboards also add in a variety of many different sounding keys. You can also hear a good amount of 90's influences in the musical style along with the slow pace of the songs also adding in a touch of doom metal.
When the music finally speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the track more of a raw feeling but keeping the focus on more of a slow or mid tempo style and the album closes with a cover of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky "A hattyuk tava" which is also an instrumental. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Hungarian and cover darkness, depression and paganism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Witcher and if you are a fan of keyboard orientated atmospheric and depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A gyertak csonkig egneck" and "Az utolso utamon". 8 out of 10.