Acid Witch - Stoned review



Reviewer:
7.7

27 users:
8.37
Band: Acid Witch
Album: Stoned
Release date: October 2010


01. Satanic Faith
02. Witchfynder Finder
03. Trick Or Treat
04. Thundering Hooves
05. Live Forever
06. Whispers In The Dark
07. If Hell Exists
08. Stoned To The Grave
09. Metal Movie Marijuana Massacre Meltdown
10. Sabbath Of The Undead


In a world full of dead-serious satanists, devil worshipers, goat-slaughterers and sheepfuckers, Acid Witch are a true breath of fresh air. (A true breath, not a tr00 breath). Their debut Witchtanic Hellucinations was an insanely catchy and fun cauldron of Death metal, Heavy metal and various other rotten substances. And drugs. Plenty of drugs. And a seriously large deal of tongue-in-cheek brutalness.

Stoned is much the same. From the very first seconds, it's clear we're dealing with an Acid Witch album here: the guitar tune that has become oh-so typical (with only one full-length and two EP's released, that's quite a feat) and the just-as-typical organ. If you haven't heard the full-length, imagine a fuzzy, psychedelic guitar tone with a nasty pinch playing solely horror house-themed riffs. The organ is much the same, consisting mostly of reverb-laden dark tones played with an infectiously undercurrent. With ditto lyrics. "Trick or treeeaaaat… trick or treeeeeaaaaat…".

And that brings me to my criticism. Stoned brings nothing new to the table. Sure, we should all compliment Acid Witch for delivering a fine and fresh album. Their style is quite unique and that is an accomplishment. But that was their debut - let's not re-use and re-hash compliments.

I feel a bit bad about shooting down a band that has found a unique style for re-creating their debut, with so many copy-cats and run-of-the-mill bands around, but I do undeniably consider Acid Witch's self-created sub-sub-sub-sub-subgenre a niche that can do with only one great release. That was Witchtanic Hellucinations. Stoned feels like a carbon copy.


Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 8
Production: 8


 



Written on 11.11.2010 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.


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11.11.2010 - 18:11
Dangerboner
:D

Posts: 7233
From: USA

Some dude fucked a sheep in a small town in my state not too long ago and got arrested. Before that, a dude fucked a horse, then let the horse fuck him, and he died from it. After that, our government made it illegal to fuck animals.
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11.11.2010 - 18:14
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

I had no idea this was even on the cards. Probably like this then if it's like t'other one.
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11.11.2010 - 18:18
Lucas
Mr. Noise

Posts: 13426
From: The Netherlands

Written by Dangerboner on 11.11.2010 at 18:11

Some dude fucked a sheep in a small town in my state not too long ago and got arrested. Before that, a dude fucked a horse, then let the horse fuck him, and he died from it. After that, our government made it illegal to fuck animals.


That's the best comment I've ever had on my reviews.
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11.11.2010 - 18:19
!J.O.O.E.!
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From: UK

Written by Dangerboner on 11.11.2010 at 18:11

Some dude fucked a sheep in a small town in my state not too long ago and got arrested.

So how was prison then?
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11.11.2010 - 18:21
Dangerboner
:D

Posts: 7233
From: USA

Lawl fucking prison mice isn't as satisfying, but at least they're portable
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11.11.2010 - 18:24
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Written by Dangerboner on 11.11.2010 at 18:21

Lawl fucking prison mice isn't as satisfying, but at least they're portable

I hope you wrapped them in scotch tape so they didn't split.
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11.11.2010 - 18:27
Dangerboner
:D

Posts: 7233
From: USA

It gave me rabies though so now I cum foam
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11.11.2010 - 18:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Well that's hours of fun right there?
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11.11.2010 - 18:39
vezzy
Stallmanite

Posts: 3493
From: Bulgaria

Wow, I only discover this now. It's a strange sensation... like a kick in the nads...

I have to check it out.
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11.11.2010 - 19:00
silenius

Posts: 409
From: Sweden
Spot on review matie, nothing new to the table but still fucking kick-ass insanly awesome music! cant get enough of this shit
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11.11.2010 - 19:41
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth

Posts: 2518
From: Czech Republic

Nevertheless, I really want to check it out!
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11.11.2010 - 23:05
Mikyz

Posts: 711
From: Lebanon

Lasse Pykko did it again, after Hooded Menace's Never Cross Dead, he released another solid album this year. That guy earned my respect. A definite highlight for me.
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12.11.2010 - 05:36
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.

Posts: 1644
From: Mexico

Yay! Another Acid Witch album? I hope I'll enjoy it, I mean, even if they are copying themselves, seems like I'll enjoy this release too
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12.11.2010 - 11:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by Mikyz on 11.11.2010 at 23:05

Lasse Pykko did it again, after Hooded Menace's Never Cross Dead, he released another solid album this year. That guy earned my respect. A definite highlight for me.


Lasse left Acid Witch before this album.
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12.11.2010 - 16:24
Mikyz

Posts: 711
From: Lebanon

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.11.2010 at 11:25

Written by Mikyz on 11.11.2010 at 23:05

Lasse Pykko did it again, after Hooded Menace's Never Cross Dead, he released another solid album this year. That guy earned my respect. A definite highlight for me.


Lasse left Acid Witch before this album.


He did? Damn, I didn't bother to check the info on this album + It still says current member on the band profile here. Well, they still sound good, so no worries.
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16.11.2010 - 00:50
Kinzoku

Posts: 52
From: USA

Sweeeeet! F-ing awesome album.
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22.11.2010 - 22:40
Koen Smits

Posts: 1291
From: Belgium

I agree with the review for the most part but I don't mind that it sounds like their debut: good shit stays good shit.
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Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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