About a week ago, we have discovered an amazing melodic death metal band from the ’90s who was almost about to make it to the top league in their careers; Witch-Hunt. These Virginia based gentlemen have been through so many ups and downs, and eventually had to stop actively making music for many years. About a year ago, Lost Apparitions Records released a badass Best Of album including greatest pieces from the band’s whole career; Darkened Anthology 1992-2002.
First of all, I’d like to say that I have huge respect for every band who were able to record and make a release at that time. We all know how difficult and challenging this process was back in the day. For some reason, this was all I think about while listening to Darkened Anthology 1992-2002. The more I listen to it the better I understood why we all fell in love with this incredible music in the first place. Even this day it makes a huge difference, at least for me. They reminded me of the first times/albums of legendary bands like Megadeth, Slayer, Sepultura, Metallica and more. How badass is that? They all should be given a medal for being an active metal band and making releases at the same time with all these game changer bands I have mentioned above. In my opinion, this is remarkable enough for me to tell your grandchildren about.
Darkened Anthology 1992-2002 album reminded me of so many great things, to be honest. Like I said earlier, it reminded me of why I love this music so much in the first place. And the biggest difference for me was that it has nothing to do with today’s understanding of music. No melodyne, no computer bullshit, all natural, all dynamic and all sincere. Probably this is the thing we are all hungry about even on this day; sincerity. In our relationships, daily lives, music, art, in every single thing you can imagine. This was probably why listening to Darkened Anthology was like listening to Seasons in the Abyss or Master of Puppets album for me. It was simply incredible!