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Horrifying Christmas Doom - 90%

Feast for the Damned, March 27th, 2019

Acid Witch has always been one of my all time favorite bands, they mix death/doom with psychedelic stoner elements like no one else. Since the release of their debut full-length their sound has definitely changed a lot. The album is filled with the sound of synth, just like in "Evil Sound Screamers" which surprisingly fits their psychedelic death/doom sound. While there is only 2 song on this EP both songs deliver the expected quality from the band.

"Black Christmas" starts off with a messy intro (just like many other Acid Witch songs), which makes the song have the wicked and scary atmosphere that we all know and love Acid Witch for. The crushing death/doom riff hits you right after the intro is over complemented with the synth magic that Slasher Dave is delivering.

"Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out!)" starts out in a similar fashion, but a major difference here is that the song is more like the early records: death/doom riffs the whole time and no synth until the end. This is a real treat for someone like me who worships the first 2 record.

The vocals on Acid Witch records have always been scary to a certain extent, but this EP takes it to the next level. This is generally the most horrifying Acid Witch record so far. Overall, this EP is the best showcase of their early and new approach to the genre they are representing, but it could have been a bit longer.