Review Summary: Don’t you wanna come sit with me in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night.....?
Music is such a wonderful thing. All the broad ranges of genres, the different feelings you get while listening to certain things and just the overall impact is has on life in general. With anything though, certain types of music aren’t for everyone. Dungeon synth is an interesting genre to say the least. From what I’ve gathered, dungeon synth is ambient music, mixed with other things such as drone or electronic, that is made for the listener to feel as if they are smack dab in the middle of the Middle Ages. Pumpkin Witch isn’t your typical dungeon synth band.
Hovel of the Pumpkin Witch
is an album that will make you feel like you’re watching a cheap, low-budget version of a cheesy slasher film. Equipped with samples from multiple horror movies, Pumpkin Witch hit you with brooding yet slightly repetitive ambient, droning keys that wouldn’t sound out of place in an old-school B-horror movie as the killer is stalking his next victim. In all honesty, the production is very lo-fi even for this type of music, but that ultimately adds to it’s overall charm. The static and noisy production adds to the thick atmosphere and the suspense of the album.
Pumpkin Witch isn’t going to be for everyone. A lot of people will pass this off as useless noise and a cheap act of trying to be “spooky.” But others, like myself, will find something to love in the experience that is Hovel of the Pumpkin Witch
. If you’re a fan of hazy, dark soundscapes or just a fan of 80’s type slasher films, do yourself a favor and give this a chance. You might be surprised.