274: SKELETONWITCH

Skeletonwitch combine death metal with balls to the wall thrash, making for a an utterly fucking awesome shredfest. It’s fast, big on riffs, deceivingly melodic, and undeniably captivating.

With their most recent album, 2018’s ‘Devouring Radiant Light’, coming a whopping five years after their previous album, Skeletonwitch took that sound to the next level.

Grander, more polished and, surprisingly, quite beautiful. There’s almost a touch of black metal to the compositions (the vocals always felt somewhat black metalesque). Every track is an absolute headbanger, with fantastically catchy rhythms and immense riffs. In fact, ‘Devouring Radiant Light’ was easily one of my favourite albums of 2018, and revisiting it as I write this has just reminded me of how damn good it is.

Skeletonwitch’s death/thrash hybrid has only grown more powerful with a creeping black metal element. Their 2018 return after five years between albums is as sensational a glow up as I’ve ever heard in metal. An already fantastic band became fucking unstoppable.