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WITCHCRAFT IS NOT METAL

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Witchcraft

No, not the art of sorcery and spell-casting, which are in fact pretty damn metal — but the rock band from Sweden. What’s the deal with this band getting all sorts of metal press lately in mags like Revolver? Listen to the track “Walk Between the Lines” on their MySpace page and try to argue this band is metal, I dare you. Really they’re two parts Doors, one part modern-indie-jangly guitar rock, and maybe one part Sabbath.

Not that this is a bad thing; I mean, I love The Doors. But metal? Someone please explain this one to me. Maybe all you need to do these days to be metal is to look metal. Either their publicist deserves a giant bonus or my ears are broken.

-VN

PS: Here’s a band whose name also starts with “W” who are definitely metal.

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