All Them Witches
If you were among the lucky multitude that witnessed All Them Witches at The Drinkery last fall, you know why the band was invited back to MidPoint this year. Although the quartet inhabits any number of genres during the course of its albums and live sets, from Doom to Sludge to plain old ass-kick Hard Rock, it all coalesces under ATW’s banner of concussive volume, sheets of crystalline guitar, steamroller bass, Space Rock keys and drum fills that sound like a wrestling match between John Bonham and Buddy Rich, knitted together with hypnotic melodic threads that traditional Pop/Rock bands would kill to achieve. After a pair of excellent indie albums, ATW is ready for its close-up with its imminent major label debut, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, a dizzying, dazzling example of the band’s stratospheric craft at its finest. For fans of volume and nuance, All Them Witches’ return is at the top of the must-see list.
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