dec 25 2020
( Jolly Roger Records ) 2020.
70’s prog./hard rock/heavy prog. – ITALY
Italian act Witchwood isn’t an unknown name to the followers of worldwide progressive tendencies.
On the 20th of November, this 2020 year, they are hailing with new album, entitled “Before The Winter”, released for “Jolly Roger Records”.
Italian sextet has offered a 9 + 1 bonus track ( only available for the vinyl buyers ), and this 10th song is T.Rex, Marc Bolan classic, done in quite different version – “Child Star”.
“Before The Winter” is their third album where we can find many so call retro influences, and positive memories dated from the 70’s era. Witchwood as a band knows to remind on earliest Jethro Tull, also Uriah Heep and Kansas as well. Their arrangements associate on the works of mentioned groups, not just only if we analyze the methods of using organ and flute for example, in presented songs.
This is very interesting and at the same time pretty unusual album, done in progressive vain nowadays, but worth listeners attention.