Witching are a band from Pennsylvania that plays a mixture of black, sludge and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Vernal" which will be released in June.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into a heavier sludge metal direction while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams. When the music speeds up blast beats can also be heard along with some death metal growls also being utilized at times and dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the riffing.
All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic style. Melodic vocals can also be heard in some parts of the recording along with one track also introducing acoustic guitars onto the album, clean male vocals can also be heard briefly and some tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts but keeping the main focus on the slower side.
Witching plays a musical style that takes black, sludge and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own.The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover anger, depression and mental illness themes.
In my opinion Witching are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Witness" "This is What You Deserve" and "Eschaton". 8 out of 10.