Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review: Nightbitch - Chainmaker

Heavy metal trio Nightbitch formed in 2010 out of Connecticut and proceeded to release their debut EP, Sex and Magic, the same year and within a month all 100 copies of the cassette were sold out. The band soon had a small cult following and began performing in numerous places around the world alongside acts such as Pentagram and Black Pyramid. Now, three years later, the group have issued a shorter follow-up EP to tide audiences over until their debut-full length album is recorded. What does Chainmaker have to offer?

Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: One Ear Productions
Release Date: March 26th, 2013
  1. Chainmaker
  2. Disrober
  3. Into the Fire (Deep Purple cover)
Total Playtime: 11 minutes, 07 seconds







Rating: 9.0/10




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Heavy metal trio Nightbitch formed in 2010 out of Connecticut and proceeded to release their debut EP, Sex and Magic, the same year and within a month all 100 copies of the cassette were sold out. The band soon had a small cult following and began performing in numerous places around the world alongside acts such as Pentagram and Black Pyramid. Now, three years later, the group have issued a shorter follow-up EP to tide audiences over until their debut-full length album is recorded. What does Chainmaker have to offer?


Not a whole lot can be said about Chainmaker that wouldn't have been said in a review of Danzig's debut full-length solo album that was issued back in 1988; it's dark, doomy, sleazy and evil. The EP starts with a groovy four note bass line that sets the title track up for an oncoming slow, doomish riff structure which follows the same pattern. Throughout the two original songs, the guitar breaks off into slow, simplistic solos before coming back to either one string picked bridges or riffs. The vocals are without a doubt Danzig inspired, and if one didn't know better they may very well pass the vocalist off as Glenn Danzig himself. The drums ride the cymbals pretty much the entire way through, using them along with muffled snares and toms to create steady, stoner metal inspired patterns. The bass is very prominent and heavy throughout the content, and it creates groovy rhythms that pop out at the listener distinctly. The last track, "Into the Fire" is a Deep Purple cover in which the group put their own spin onto it, the cover itself is very well done and brings a certain level of sleazy atmosphere to the overall material.

Chainmaker is a short but well done EP in the long run, equipped with clear audio and high grade mixing. However, don't expect anything more than the simple Danzig worship that oozes from every second of the material. Some of the riffs, especially what is heard in the title track "Chainmaker", are blatantly ripped off from the album Danzig. Recommended to fans of, well... Danzig, and those that enjoy slow, groovy doom inspired heavy metal.

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