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Witch Hunt - Blood-Red States [12 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt: Blood-Red States [12 inch]Blood-Red States [12 inch] (2006)
Profane Existence

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Profane Existance is one of the seminal anarcho and crust punk labels in the United States and in 2006 they released Blood-Red States by Witch Hunt. Witch Hunt is a four-piece from Philadelphia, PA with a sound that they humorously describe as sounding like a fuck session (it's great when bands have.
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Profane Existance is one of the seminal anarcho and crust punk labels in the United States and in 2006 they released Blood-Red States by Witch Hunt. Witch Hunt is a four-piece from Philadelphia, PA with a sound that they humorously describe as sounding like a fuck session (it's great when bands have a sense of humor), though known for their heavy, melodic guitars and dueling female/male vocals.

Witch Hunt offer socially aware lyrics with a blast of balls-out hardcore. Blood-Red States is their second album on Profane with their first being ...As Priorities Decay. This album is a definite improvement over their first, as they really seem to have discovered the perfect sound for the band. An addition of a second guitar has really helped to bolster their sound and made them that much louder and heavier.

Blood-Red States opens with "Desperation," a blistering attack on organized religion and the people who blindly follow without question. The band blasts through 10 songs in just under 25 minutes and never misses a beat. In under those 25 minutes they go through such topics as people who wear a blindfold through life and never question what they're told ("Blindfold"), the poor soldiers who return from Iraq not physically, but emotionally scarred ("War Coma"), as well as the people responsible for the situation we are in ("Blood-Red States").

My only small problem with the album is that the band plays so fast they have to repeat many of the verses to give the songs a "normal lengh" (the songs are, on average, two to two and a half minutes long). Other than that, this album is a perfect dose of hardcore and I highly recomend it to anyone who is a fan of good music.

 

 
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SilentStorms (April 2, 2008)

"That's right, ignore a solid review of a good record, and focus on the username. That's far more important."

But c'mon, I can say with 100% certainty that Kurt Cobain is not God. Oops, I spelled God with a capital G. My bad. god doesn't exist.

Score is for religion ... but I can't go negative. Damn you Punknews!

CCSummers (March 31, 2008)

I'm going to call bullshit and say this review sounds like it was written by a 12 year old. Amazingly simplistic sentance structure and grammar, but if thats what yer into, then go for it.

john_stone (March 31, 2008)

That's right, ignore a solid review of a good record, and focus on the username. That's far more important.

xote (March 29, 2008)

i can not take anyone with a user name "kurt_cobain_is_god" seriously...

i mean really, what the fuck?

Hey_Asshole (March 29, 2008)

i can not take anyone with a user name "kurt_cobain_is_god" seriously...

i mean really, what the fuck?

feeeding5000 (March 29, 2008)

Dude. Nice job. Please, write more reviews - this site needs more people who listen to the darker side of punk.

spec (March 29, 2008)

This band fucking kills. Great female vocals.

Craig-TheRebelCounty (March 28, 2008)

Great review man! I'm a huge fan of Witch Hunt. It's great to hear another band from Philly that uses their music to say something important (much like the legendary Mischief Brew!!).

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