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DUEL – Witchbanger

Band: Duel
Title: Witchbanger
Year: 2017
Country: U.S.A.
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds

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Translation: Crypt Of Fear

  1. Devil
  2. Witchbanger
  3. The Snake Queen
  4. Astro Gypsy
  5. Heart Of The Sun
  6. Bed Of Nails
  7. Cat's Eye
  8. Tigers And Rainbows

One year after the release of the powerful "Fears Of The Dead", we hear of Duel's name once again. "Witchbanger" is the sequel of the great debut and it has nothing to envy in therms of dynamism and characer.

The Austin (Texas) four-piece is more in shape and alcoholic than ever: the mix between hard rock and stoner works amazingly, giving us an ignorant, vigorous and straightforward second release. The sound is natural and rough enough to turn on the listener, feeding the desire to smash your own neck and dragging you around with the overwhelming rhythms of "Devil", "Astro Gypsy" and "Heart Of The Sun". It is also offers to the listener the chance to enjoy situations with an accentuated groovy ("Witchbanger") and muscular ("Tiger And Rainbows") formula, as much as tracks in which the aura gets more occult and allows blooming blues vibrations to broaden its range (the fascinating "The Snake Queen").

In Duel's work power, psychedelics and charm are fused together. The musicians' performance is mature and aware of which are the buttons to push to give birth to a number of tracks that are inspired by a sound and a modus operandi bound to the traditions, but nonetheless they draw in several occasions from an almost modern appeal, using melody with the intention to attract the hears of people who aren't totally accustomed to this kind of music.

The ability to hold the grip on the listener is another weapon that makes "Witchbanger" an album for a wide range of tastes, obviously as long as they appreciate good music. Duel reclaim at the top of their voice a place inside our collections and — once you listen to them — you'll probably be glad to welcome them. Purchase is highly recommended!