This extraordinary band is hailing from Bottrop, Germany, and they play a really special kind of Doom, the way I have never heard it. Of course the slow-mo riffs are the foundation of any of the genre’s bands. This is also the case with WYTCHCRAFT, but a special mood is evoked by the peculiar vocals alone here. Kai Tubbesings sounds very passionate, to say the least, he is downright suffering and he has a weird touch that will definitely not appeal to everybody. Especially when he shifts to mean grunting and growling some will probably lose their patience.
To be honest, I usually can’t stand Doom with grunted vocals either, but this combination is great. The music emanates a majestic sublimity that you can hardly resist. A hypnotic melancholy that grabs you and puts you under a spell, that is broken only when the CD ends… Theatricality meets passion, thousands of tortured souls reveal themselves to each other…magnificent! The typical Doom fan should beware of quickly dismissing this band as too progressive, but he shouldn’t purchase it blindly either…People who are still looking for the extraordinary in the meanwhile (too) usual Metal circus definitely find what they are looking for here! (Online September 23, 2005)