Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (2017)


Unleashing their latest opus, today we have Seattle’s Bell Witch with “Mirror Reaper”. Clocking in at a massive 83 minutes, this one-track release is going for the record of longest Funeral Doom Metal song. After the untimely death of founding member Adrian Guerra, we wondered about the future of Bell Witch, luckily for all the fans the new release has arrived and it is a monumental one.

Slowly building up momentum with sparse punishing riffs and killer growls, this track is in no hurry to reveal its secrets. As things get settled for a bit, we have weeping guitars and very dramatic atmospheric elements that perfectly blend with the melancholy of the clean vocals. We particularly enjoy that when listening to this behemoth of a song, we get lost in the musical progression and before we know it we are more than 40 minutes into the track.

As one of the most impressive rollercoaster rides in 2017, “Mirror Reaper” is full of highly melancholic and punishing moments that will truly haunt listeners. Perfectly transmitting pain and despair, this release is to be enjoyed in one sitting with the lights dimmed on cloudy/rainy day. If you are fan of bands like Shape of Despair, Mourning Beloveth, Mournful Congregation and Thergothon, you cannot miss this monumental release.

Band: Bell Witch Album: Mirror Reaper

Label: Profound Lore Records

Release: October 20th, 2017

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Genre: Funeral Doom Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 92/100

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