Band Details


Genre Heavy
Year formed 2006
Home Town Vaxjo
Country Sweden

Witchgrave sounds like a young Tom G Warrior’s interpretation of 80’s heavy metal. Like his stab at NWOBHM. Seriously, had the Swiss been more of an upbeat youth and had he possessed a hand that riffed a little faster, Hellhammer would have sounded exactly like Witchgrave. Witchgrave is a duo from Växjo, Sweden. Vocalist, bassist and guitarist Joakim Norberg sings with the same gnarly creepiness of Warrior. He sounds like the typical disenfranchised youth that just realized he wants to front a heavy metal band. His work in the strings department is more fluid and articulate. In the title track, in pure NWOBHM fashion, he solos at the start and at the end he does so with dual personality, as if him alone could replicate the variants usually exposed by the twin guitar attack. He succeeds. The duo has definitely invested the time in crafting a sound that is pure. Matching that to the hissy recording quality makes them sound like a group that just came out of a mining town in Germany. Yes, Witchgrave sounds that good.

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