The debut from Malleus could be mistaken as lost treasure from 1984. This Boston trio channels the first-wave of black metal while adding their own evil and distorted vibe to it. That cover is badass too.
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Release date: October 27th, 2017
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Vinyl edition will follow.
BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS is proud to present the debut album of America’s MALLEUS, Storm of Witchcraft, on CD, 12″ vinyl, and cassette tape formats. Originally self-released during the autumn of 2016 but only digitally and on tape, so enthralled by MALLEUS’ endlessly headbanging filth was BLOOD HARVEST that the label just HAD to release it on ALL physical formats! Like a relic from a lost time, Storm of Witchcraft rages forward on a rusty ‘n’ crusty axis of Hellhammer, debut-era Bathory, and early Celtic Frost. However familiar it may sound on paper – and in execution, more so – MALLEUS nevertheless evince an engaging elan that’s equal parts devilish fun and all-out evil, splitting the difference between alcoholocaustic gallop and dread-inducing downtempos. And it’s aptly titled, too: Storm of Witchcraft possesses that ancient, old-world aura that puts this safely beyond simple “party music.” No matter how you choose to process it, Storm of Witchcraft is a poisonous first strike for MALLEUS!