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“Children of Gods” review by Metalourgio

Epic heavy metal flows in the new album and you can see this from the intro of the album “Overture To Olympus” that could easily adorn an epic series or movie, even a documentary. The album’s flagship is at number eight with wonderful composition and poetic aura. The aggressive “God of War” is coming to put us on the path of tension. Sharp notes, fighting rhythms and high lyrical voice notes. An excellent combination.

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“Children of Gods” review by The Forgotten Scroll

That’s what happens if you put your faith to a band; you have a big, kind-of smirky grin on your face, pleased and happy for their success, thinking “I told you so!”

Well, it’s reasonable to think that I cannot know if GRAYWITCH will actually make a success with their new album but they have ALREADY accomplished the main goal of this second work of theirs; “Children of Gods” is a MUCH BETTER album than its predecessor. Thus, I think that the bet is won – and in my opinion, there were so much at stake because GRAYWITCH had to make a lot of changes to improve as a band.

Graywitch - God of War (single)

New single “God of War” out now!

The first single “God of War” taken from our 2nd full length album “Children of Gods” has been released, by Sleaszy Rider SRL! This is just a “small” sample of the epic sound that you are about to listen to on “Children of Gods”. We went through an Odyssey to make this album come true… 😉

The track was produced at Infected Studios by Geοrge Stournaras, in Thessaloniki, Greece, featuring guest musicians as Dan Baune (Devil’s Train, Lost Sanctuary, Monument) and Jimmy “Sinner” Tairidis (Everflow, Anxiety, Divine Requiem) taking over the guitar solos.

“God of War” is the first song introducing George Papadopoulos, as the new singer of Graywitch. It is composed by complex time signatures, daring structure, solid guitar work and catchy choruses.

Graywitch - God of War (single)

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“Rise of the Witch” review by “blastpheme.fr”

It’s always motivating reading great review 🙂

Cheveux au vent, les yeux au ciel : Graywitch – Rise of the Witch
Par Verveneyel
On dirait bien que le fait d’avoir dans son héritage culturel les mythes les plus épiques d’Europe donne aux musiciens de Heavy Metal Grecs des prédispositions pour l’excellence.

Déjà en 2020 je vous parlais du combo Steel Arctus qui envoyait sacrément la barbaque ; aujourd’hui c’est de Graywitch que l’on va faire l’éloge.

L’univers visuel du groupe est sombre, presque shamanique, mais Graywitch n’est pas de cette sorte (fort adorable au demeurant) qui parle de sorcière en se morfondant dans le Metal le plus lourd et lugubre.

Du Heavy Metal de Graywitch se dégage une vraie puissance sauvage, très positive. C’est le genre d’album avec lequel on s’imagine monter le son sur l’autoroute, fenêtres grandes ouvertes. C’est du Heavy avec un son bien moderne, mais qui s’est abreuvé de toutes les bonnes choses, entre Manowar (surtout quand il s’agit de parler de “Metal”, explicitement) et Grave Digger, avec un soupçon de Dragonforce et de Visigoth, un doigt d’Helloween, un murmure de Cirith Ungol, la touche d’Iron Maiden et de Manilla Road qui va bien.

Bref, c’est du bon, ça tape dure avec des riffs aiguisés, des morceaux à fort potentiel scénique, des galopades, une caisse claire chargée en reverb qui claque aux tympans, des harmonies à la tierce que chaque homme de goût sait déguster. Un florilège de recettes qui marchent pour rafraichir le vieux.

C’est le moment ou jamais de renouveler un peu ses classiques !

English Translation

It seems like having some of Europe’s most epic mythos in their cultural heritage gives Greek Heavy Metal musicians a predisposition for excellence.

Already in 2020 I was talking to you about the Steel Arctus combo which sent a hell of a mess; today it is Graywitch that we will praise.

The visual universe of the group is dark, almost shamanic, but Graywitch is not of this kind (very adorable moreover) which speaks of witch while moping in the heaviest and lugubrious Metal.

From the Heavy Metal of Graywitch emerges a real wild power, very positive. It’s the kind of album with which you imagine yourself turning up the sound on the highway, windows wide open. It’s Heavy with a very modern sound, but which has drunk on all the good things, between Manowar (especially when it comes to talking about “Metal”, explicitly) and Grave Digger, with a hint of Dragonforce and of Visigoth, a finger of Helloween, a whisper of Cirith Ungol, the touch of Iron Maiden and Manilla Road that goes well.

In short, it’s good, it hits hard with sharp riffs, songs with strong scenic potential, galloping, a snare loaded with reverb that slams the eardrums, harmonies in thirds that every man of taste knows how to taste. An anthology of recipes that work to refresh the old.

Reviews

Epic heavy metal flows in the new album and you can see this from the intro of the album “Overture To Olympus” that could easily adorn an epic series or movie, even a documentary. The album's flagship is at number eight with wonderful composition and poetic aura. The aggressive "God of War" is coming to put us on the path of tension. Sharp notes, fighting rhythms and high lyrical voice notes. An excellent combination.

Rating: 9/10 / Country: Greece

Metalourgio

The melodies are a strong point of the album. Everything sounds crystal clear, like how it should be ... This album makes you beg for more! If you are a fan of bands like Helloween and Blind Guardian, and/or a mythology freak, do not miss it!

Rating: 9/10 / Country: Portugal

𝙃𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙛 𝙒𝙚𝙗𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙚

There are hot axe solos, commanding vocals, orchestral nuances and a general feel of serious metal being played, and with nary a flake of cheese in sight... it’s good to see bands evolve positively and I sense that if they stick to their weapons then Graywitch may find a new fan base and do well on the festival circuit.

Country: United Kingdom

Metal Forces Magazine

Yes, it’s true: GRAYWITCH evolved and expanded in the best way possible, bringing out a classy, compact album, so enjoyable to listen to from start to finish! I dare to say that they can now be counted among the great Hellenic epic metal forces.

The Forgotten Scroll

An anthology of recipes that work to refresh the old.

It's now or never to renew your classics!

Country: France

blastpheme.fr

"When Aphrodite became a witch, the night was filled with steel and fire"

Rating: 7/10 / Country: Greece

Rock Da Vinci

Θεσπέσιο! Μόνο έτσι μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί το ντεμπούτο των εκ Θεσσαλονίκης ορμώμενων Graywitch, το οποίο ακολουθεί τις επιτυχημένες διδαχές του περήφανου γερμανικού heavy/power (ιδίως Running Wild, Hellowen)

Rating: 8/10 / Country: Greece

Metal Hammer Greece

You can hear that they love the 80's and this music flows straight from their hearts. It is also worth praising the singer Dino Nassis, who has a charismatic voice that may not be overwhelming with aggression, but with an interesting manner and hard rock claw.

Rating: 8.5/10 / Country: Poland

Power Metal Warrior

Most of them have sweet touches of Speed Metal and primitive Power Metal in the likes of early Helloween, Savatage or Queensrÿche. These influences seem to be combined with early Iron Maiden and Manowar vibes to deliver this album of pure old-school bliss.

Rating: 9/10 / Country: Spain

Bathory Metal Digital Magazine

Οι GRAYWITCH έχουν στο ντεμπούτο τους μια ποικιλία συνθέσεων που θυμίζει τις κυκλοφορίες των μεγάλων 80’ς συγκροτημάτων κι αυτό είναι που κάνει την όλη κυκλοφορία απολαυστική και σε κανένα σημείο κουραστική ή αδιάφορη.

Rating: 8.5/10 / Country: Greece

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