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SPF 1000 | Witch Hunt | review | electro | Lollipop

SPF 1000

Witch Hunt (Dark Future)
by Wa

Witch Hunt opens with a sweeping, soaring, Carl Orff-like score that soon dives into an electro-death roar that strikes like an abrupt kick to the head by a combat boot-wielding spider. David Ivy's brainchild, SPF 1000, debuts with a concept album that expresses the caustic rage of those who might feel ostracized because of their quirky personality and manner of dress. The bruising "Horror Show" is a laundry list of disenfranchised interests, while "Agenda" offers a lashing at the mainstream from our jeering tattooed and pierced brethren. A multi-layered offering with nice power-chord guitar hooks and oozing synths.

The title track takes the mob-with-torches concept and twists it into an irreverent tongue-in-cheek song about the pursuit of cute, black bob hair-styled punk and Goth girls. "Nocturnal Emissions" is also a song that you'll find yourself playing over and over. Ivy, whose voice is reminiscent of Marilyn Manson and Dave Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy), delivers his lyrics with a sneering and copious usage of whispers and primal screams.

Witch Hunt, on the whole, unlike many independent releases in the genre, is produced superbly. Recommended for those of you who enjoy Goth electro metal in the vein of The Electric Hellfire Club, Godhead, and Thrill Kill Kult.


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