All Them Witches
Lightning At The Door


4.0
excellent

Review

by Lurch USER (4 Reviews)
March 22nd, 2018 | 4 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: All Them Witches blends elements of blues, psychedelic, and stoner rock into an atmospheric, well-composed album.

Drawing from influences of blues, psychedelic, and stoner rock, All Them Witches’ Lightning At The Door is a masterclass in atmosphere and songwriting. Each track flows seamlessly into the next, with surreal spoken-word opener Funeral For a Great Drunken Bird shifting into the stomping, thrashing When God Comes Back before The Marriage of Coyote Woman slinks sly and mournful over the soundscape. The performances, though understated, are nonetheless perfect; each and every instrument is exactly where it should be: from the quiet, restless, at times jazz-inspired drums to a guitar alternating between the thick chords of stoner rock and the surgical precision of the blues. Vocalist Michael Parks Jr. manages to be everything at once – a prophet foretelling something monstrous and unimaginable on When God Comes Back, a sly, winking romantic on Charles William, or even a man simply muttering absentmindedly to himself on the surrealistic, monolithic closer Mountain. Rarely do albums so distinctly convey a time and place as Lightning At The Door does. I don’t often listen to albums in order or all the way through, but for Lightning At The Door I make an exception – this is less an album than it is a landscape, and everything is the way it is for a reason.


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Lurch
March 22nd 2018


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Feedback is always appreciated - was this too short?

bgillesp
March 22nd 2018


7091 Comments


Bit more like a soundoff but well written.

DDDeftoneDDD
July 26th 2019


9859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

These guys will be in my country in December with Ghost and Tribulation. I don't know any of this though...what should I expect?

Digging: Nero di Marte - Immoto

DDDeftoneDDD
December 9th 2019


9859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

lol TKS anyway guys



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