Demons In The Dark is their debut that is packed with solid power metal. The title track Demons In The Dark, their first single by the way, immediately rolled through the speakers like a roller-coaster. Powerful riffs and high metal vocals with flashy guitar solos are the trademark of Witchlords. The second song tempered our exuberance when this turned out to be a copy of Demons In The Dark. With frowned eyebrows, we had doubts about how this album would continue.
No worries. From the third song, The Horde, the duo do unfold their talents with an atmospheric intro in the style of Blut Aus Nord. Old school metal is served here, with all the possible tricks and ideas. The thunder of ferocious metal gods is assisted by the howling guitars and rattling double bass drums. We got some goosebumps moments with this song.
The heavy, growling, speed-metal-like tracks worked like a time machine that catapulted us back to the grim and old fantasy worlds. Kristof Dedene cries out his triple lung content with full passion on this 30 minutes blasting album. We are curious how he will ever be able to combine this on stage with his creative guitar playing.
Witchlords can be added to our list of Belgian metal acts like Evil Invaders and Lethal Injury. The duo is strongly influenced by the 80s metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Helloween, Judas Priest and the legendary US metal band Metal Church. Demons In The Dark is a powerful enthusiastic edition topped with a speed metal sauce that made a strong impression despite all the cliches present. A nostalgic and joyful tear could not be suppressed from our old metal heart.