Icarus Witch – Capture The Magic (2005)
1. Storming The Castle
2. Capture The Magic
5. The Ghost Of Xavier Holmes
7. Nemeton Forest
8. Awakening The Mountain Giants
Pittsburgh’s Icarus Witch are a relative newcomer to the Metal world. Their brand of traditional Heavy Metal has seen the light of day on various compilations and tribute albums until the band released the Roses On White Lace E.P. in early 2005.
Late 2005’s first full-length album, Capture The Magic has been heralded in the Metal press as a return to old school Power Metal and 80s style traditional Heavy Metal akin to the likes of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden. Icarus Witch have also been featured as indie spotlights in many online zines like Maximum Metal and have gone on to take the groundswell of support to release their CDs independently, giving the feel of the upstart NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement of the late 70s/early 80s.
I haven’t spent much time on this disc yet. I gave it an inaugural spin upon unwrapping it but it went to the pile to await further review. So far so good, Storming The Castle gets the metalfest started in fine fashion. I can recommend these guys based on the excellent E.P., I’ve had it since it first came out and it still gets spins. Fans of good true Heavy Metal should enjoy this.
For more indie bands, try Maximum Metal (link above) and head on over to the Icarus Witch website (also up there!).