Shinjuku Thief ‎– The Witch Hammer

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Tollkorn 4:53
The Waltz Of The Midwives 2:42
The Witch Hammer 1:55
The Smell Of Nightfall 3:26
A Midnight Mass 4:05
Wolfzahn 4:52
Poena Damni 6:40
Trespassing The Gates 3:56
The Darkened Psalm 3:03
Totenheer 5:00
Burkhardt Of Worms 2:17
Flight Of The Screech Owls 3:52
Warm As Blood Beneath The Clods 5:10
In The Path Of Walpurga's Ashes 5:46

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DOROBO 003 Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(CD, Album) Dorobo DOROBO 003 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
Dorobo 003 Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(CD, Album) Dorobo Dorobo 003 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
Dorobo 003 Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(CD, Album, Ltd) Dorobo Dorobo 003 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
R 8 Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(CD, Album, RE) Relic R 8 US 1997 Sell This Version
Archive 18 Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(CD, Album, RE) Projekt: Archive Archive 18 US Unknown Sell This Version
Dorobo 003 Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(CD, Album, RM, RE) Dorobo Dorobo 003 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
none Shinjuku Thief The Witch Hammer(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

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mjb

mjb

October 14, 2017
referencing The Witch Hammer, CD, Album, Dorobo 003

As reviewed by me in May 1994:

Summary: Dark, dark, dark, evil, brooding, threatening, exploding, dark, mean, evil, dark, dark, dark. Gothic in the traditional sense, orchestral and ethereal, intense, and dark, oh so very dark.

I was just going to say that the total time of the disc is 57:43, but I decided to list the track titles since they are going to be more descriptive than my review! The masters of the macabre soundtrack are back with their own record label and a new album. It sounds like they watched Bram Stoker's Dracula (Coppola version) and The Hunger in a dark room every day for a month and then decided to do a Gothic album. Holy cow, this is something to be absorbed whole; interruptions would cause psychic trauma for sure. Like their debut on Extreme last year, this is a dark soundtrack for a movie you make as you listen to it. A mixture of dark orchestral and eerie ambient industrial, The Witch Hammer is intense. I love it; your mileage may vary. I describe it to friends as the entire Dracula (Coppola version) experience rolled up into an hour of music.