Six Pack Witchcraft
posted on 7/2010 By:
Ignore the rather questionable moniker for a moment. The title Six Pack Witchcraft tells you much of what you need to know about this record. You’re in store for a blast of thrashed up Venom meets Motorhead and Darkthrone in an all-too-short feast of hedonistic malevolence. From Indiana, of all places. It’s like 1982 all over again—suitably low-fi, lean, barbaric, good-time heavy metal. Maax surely isn’t trying to redesign the wheel here, but they are more than happy to roll right over you with it. So although this record is in no way mandatory, if you sign on, you’re pretty well guaranteed a fun ride that won’t disappoint.
High points are the red-lined title track -- a mug-raising, fist-pumping sing-along anthem -- and closer “Bastards,” but all five tunes are rock-solid and will have you looking forward to the next full-length from these Hoosier heshers, which will hopefully be another helping of fast and loose metal with a churning, filthy rhythm section, catchy riffing and corpse-defiling vocals. Your basic less-is-more, raging, bloodlust metal true to the old ways. Mass quantities of beer and headbanging are required.
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