BELL WITCH – MIRROR REAPER ALBUM REVIEW

A tale of death, suffering and pain, told by the ingenious and perverse mind of Dylan Desmond, that never fails to surprise. Bell Witch are back with Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore), a masterpiece that includes the debut on drums of Jesse Shreibman, successor to the late Adrian Guerra, who died in 2016 during the composition of the album.

 

 

Formed in Seattle in 2010, Bell Witch immediately headed for uncharted horizons, Funeral Doom with only two instruments accompanying the vocal parts: bass and drums. After Longing and Four Phantoms, the band is returning with this gem to exhibit their style with an impressive performance.

 

 

The only piece in the composition is the long title track, consisting of two parts, As Above and So Below, tracing the history of the individual from birth until death, one that lasts the full span of more than an hour and twenty minutes. The unearthly atmosphere and penetrating screams are the unmistakable elements that distinguish the doom genre brilliantly offered in this work.

With this album, the band from Seattle continues in the direction of its two previous compilations, showing significant maturation. The eighty-three minutes of this production accompany the listener on a voyage through inner torment that never grows tedious.

Mirror Reaper confirms Bell Witch as a cornerstone of the Doom Metal scene. One of the best metal albums of 2017.

 

 

December 5 – Sacramento CA @ Blue Lamp
December 6 – Oakland CA @ Golden Bull
December 7 – Los Angeles CA @ Five Star Bar
December 9 – Chico CA @ Cafe Coda

March 16 – St Petersburg RU @ Zoccolo 2.0 Club
March 17 – Moscow RU @ Model T Club
March 19 – Freiburg DE @ Slow Club
March 21 – Barcelona ES @ Rocksound
March 22 – Madrid ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
March 23 – Cartaxo PT @ Cartaxo Session
March 24 – Viana do Castelo PT @ Vibe
March 25 – Groove ES @ Portugalete
March 26 – Bordeaux FR @ VOID*
March 27 – Paris FR @ Backstage*
March 28 – Bristol UK @ Exchange*
March 29 – Glasgow UK @ Nice N Sleazy*
March 30 – Manchester UK @ Rebellion*
March 31 – London UK @ Boston Music Room*
April 1 – Haarlem NL @ Patronaat*
April 2 – Bruxelles BE @ mag4*
April 3 – Hamburg DE @ Hafenklang*
April 4 – Copenhagen DK @ Pumpehuset*
April 5 – Oslo NO @ Blitz*
April 6 – Gothenburg SE @ Truckstop Alaska*
April 7 – Stockholm SE @ Kraken*
April 8 – Malmo SE @ Plan B*
April 9 – Berlin DE @ Urban Spree*
April 10 – Prague CZ @ 007
April 11 – Wien AT @ Viper Room
April 12 – Krakow PL @ Warsztat
April 13 – Wroclaw PL @ CRK
April 14 – Warsaw PL @ Poglos
April 17 – Budapest HU @ A38**
April 18 – Linz AT @ Kapu**
April 19 – Karlsruhe DE @ Dude Fest Warmup**
April 20 – Leipzig DE @ Doom Over Leipzig
April 21 – Tilburg NL @ Roadburn
April 22 – Tilburg NL @ Roadburn
April 26 – Tel Aviv IS @ Gargarin

* w/ Monarch!
** w/ Aerial Ruin

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  • Definitely one of my favorite albums of the year.

  • I’m still trying to get used to the album. Beautiful cover though.

  • Epic! ♠️

  • This album is so dope and my girl wouldn’t go with me to see them and primitive man. I was sol on gas money and couldn’t go 🙁

    • DUMP HER

      Nah just kidding that sucks though.

    • Eliot Mayo she put up with sunn and windhand and Chelsea Wolfe so I guess I still owe lol. Worst I put up with was my morning jacket from her.