Skeletonwitch Breathing The Fire on LP
Ohio's sons of Midwestern darkness Skeletonwitch's mighty, sonic fortress is an amalgamation of classic Bay Area thrash, Scandinavian death/black metal and NWOBHM. Upping the ante from their 2007 Prosthetic debut, Beyond the Permafrost, these five gnarly longhairs show no mercy and take no prisoners on their 2009 long-player, Breathing the Fire.
To lay this nasty, raging slab to tape, Skeletonwitch traveled to Seattle and hooked up with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High On Fire). To make things extra filthy, the Witch enlisted Scott Hull of grind kings Pig Destroyer to handle the mastering duties. Tracks like "Crushed Beyond Dust" and the leveling album-opener "Submit to the Suffering" are sure to whip even the most jaded metal fan into a psychotic frenzy.
"Breathing the Fire is a burning, fucking beast!" exclaimed guitarist Scott Hedrick. "The drums are monstrous; Chance's sickening vocals sound inhuman and somehow retain amazing clarity; Evan's bass sounds like Steve Harris, Lemmy and D.D. Verni in a blender; and the guitars sound like jousting chainsaws. A lot of people said that on Beyond the Permafrost, we married black and thrash metal. With Breathing the Fire, they had a kid and that baby's a burner!"