The Best of Witchfynde

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Drawing from all of their four albums, this collection nicely sums up the uneven career of Witchfynde, a band which once figured in the middle echelons of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Their early material stands out both for its musical quality and its satanic themes, especially in the epic "Leaving Nadir." Songs from their second album Stagefright lose the dark imagery, but retain some bright moments, namely on "Moon Magic." But it's downhill from there as the songwriting deteriorates and new singer Luther Beltz's grating, King Diamond inspired falsetto takes over.

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