WITCHTRIAL: Demo 2017: 12”

The lure of metal is undeniable. With increasing regularity, lifelong punks are unapologetically embracing metal, without shedding an ounce of punk rock credibility. Sometimes the pull of raw aggression and pure evil is too much to resist, especially when compared with some of the pop and alterna-rock that’s passing for punk these days. Witchtrial has hardcore punk in its blood, but blasts out four songs of stripped-down metal. Think Midnight, Show No Mercy, Inepsy, Venom, et al. –Chad Williams (Beach Impediment, beachimpedimentrecords.blogspot.com)