All-girl, power-metal rockers Burning Witches release their third album Dance With The Devil via Nuclear Blast Records. Burning Witches was founded in 2015 in Switzerland and quickly gained their footing in the scene. 

The title track from their newest release is a medley of speed, power, and heavy metal, texturized with feminine vocal harmonies and chuggy guitar riffs. The chorus offers a sing-along aesthetic, leaning on the power of repetition.

The eighth track from the record, “Sisters of Fate,” falls more in line with classic, ’80s, glam-metal styles with heavy riffs and soaring guitar parts. It’s a good-time, in-your-face song. The guitar solo is also nothing to overlook, as it incorporates deep bends and speed to boot.

The closing track “Battle Hymn” is a collaboration with Ross the Boss of Manowar and Michael Lepond of Symphony X. This is definitely the best choice to end the record with. It’s by far the strongest track from the album, boasting powerful vocals and strengthened guitar gallops giving it a thrashy tone, eliciting the tone of a battle song.

Analyzing all the moving parts, the record overall is solid, but not without need of improvements on many fronts, including production, vocal harmonies, and dynamics. Nevertheless, Burning Witches is a strong contender making their name in heavy metal and holds great potential to rise to further success. 

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Macie is a lifelong metal fan and music journalist. Thrash is her #1 and she loves a good eighties hair metal jam. She is still waiting for the second-coming of grunge.

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