Wykked Wytch
Memories of A Dying Whore


3.0
good

Review

by Fxxkit13 USER (17 Reviews)
June 29th, 2009 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist


Wykked Wytch are a black metal band from Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. Relatively unknown around the world, the band touts the familiar symphonic elements common in modern day black metal. While not groundbreaking in any way, shape or form, the does a good job of at least writing good songs, even if they are bogged down by genre sterotypes.

As previously stated Memories of a Dying Whore is nothing that hasnt really been done before. Songs like the title track, "Desperation" and Wishing Sickness incorporate the standardly issued symphonic elements, while basically every song at some point puts tremolo picking to good use. Blast beats are commonly found everywhere, and there really is no variation on the drumming besides basic fills, and patterns. Even with all these somewhat generic musical traits,Wykked Wytch manage to still capture interest and create some well crafted, solid songs. All the members of the band seem to be very adequately skilled with their instruments, which makes their slightly generic playing more enjoyable. The guitarists even treat the listeners with guitar solos, something that is not common in most black metal. "Bloodstained Tears" starts out with a creepy synth intro, but then turns into an all out thrasher, with heavy, pummeling (yet melodic) guitars and fast, well performed blast beats. "Awakened" even features a great acoustic interlude, followed by a slow, crushing doom metal section. All the members of the band seem to be very adequately skilled with their instruments, which makes their slightly generic playing more enjoable. The guitarists even treat the listeners with guitar solos, something that is not common in most black metal. Standout tracks include the "Suffering Throughout the Years" (by far their most emotive piece) and "Shrouded In Ash" which has some very strong Iron Maiden/ early speed metal influence to it. They even throw in an interesting remake of "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics, which bears absolutely no resemblence to the original.

The only thing not mentioned as of yet were the vocals which deserve a small section to themself. While the rest of the band do a very good job with their performance, the vocals on this album may be a bit of a turn off. Female vocalist Ipek 's voice is an acquired taste for sure, and it wouldnt be surprising if a lot of people didnt like this band just for that sheer fact.

Overall Memories of A Dying Whore is a solid, symphonic black metal album, filled with just the kind of things that you would expect from a band of the genre. Hopeully later releases with bring more originality into the mix, and propel this small time band into the big leagues.



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Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Its quite a short review, especially for me, but i think it pretty much covered all the bases. My first not doing a tbt, so please give me some feedback

Hawks
June 29th 2009


35838 Comments


I've heard some songs from this album and they were pretty awesome. I need to get this whole album eventually.

Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm not sure it's worth a whole album. While i agree some songs are pretty awesome, after a while they all kind of blend together

Hawks
June 29th 2009


35838 Comments


Well I'm sure I would still really like the whole thing. Symphonic black metal has always been my favorite genre.

Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

In that case you probably would get a kick out of the CD. The only thing that I really can legit complain about is Ipek's voice. Its not awful, and i've def. gotten used to it, but sometimes its just plain annoying to listen too

masterofcum
June 29th 2009


428 Comments


get rid of the bold

Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

do they annoy you?


masterofcum
June 29th 2009


428 Comments


you should italicize instead

KILL
June 29th 2009


72131 Comments


gd review yo

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Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeahh i guess i could do that

Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks kill :D

BallsToTheWall
June 29th 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Band originally is from Philli then they moved to South Florida. You should edit it.

My brothers new guitar player used to play for this band and even he hated them. No offense but this bitch is horrific in every sense of the word. Good review though, i'm ashamed this band is from Florida.

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SCREAM!
June 29th 2009


10341 Comments


I cna barely stand almost all symphonic elements in metal now, so i'll steer clear

Fxxkit13
June 29th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thanks for pos'ing and yeah i'll change the philly to florida thing.


No offense taken about the Ipek thing. She's pretty bad. She's a main factor of why the band isnt so great

BallsToTheWall
July 1st 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Not too mention she's uglier than a rotting horse carcass.

Fxxkit13
July 1st 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, she's a hag...i saw the video for "Sweet Dreams" and i thought she was a guy at first

Fxxkit13
July 4th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the rest of the band is scary looking too

Fxxkit13
September 25th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

you would think after time, the vocals would be more bearable, but they still annoy the shit out of me.

BallsToTheWall
September 25th 2009


44805 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Pretty much the worst thing to come out of Florida since Creed.

Fxxkit13
October 7th 2009


1559 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The instrumentation is good it's just Ipeks voice that fucks it all up



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