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The Holy Water EP

by Witnesses

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bcb723 Oh so you thought you could pin down Witnesses from their ambient masterwork "IV"?? Incorporating the beauty and atmosphere from that album, "The Holy Water" EP goes in a doom metal meets "Faith"-era Cure sound that has kind of frozen me to my seat. Special recognition to Gabbi Coenen for her textured & mournful vocals on top of Greg Schwan's soundworld. This dude almost seems like he took in a deep breath w/ the ambience of "IV" and exhaled doom with this release. An extremely impressive work. Favorite track: Cloistered in Purfleet.
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Dante Ruivo great doom metal, keeping up with the high quality work this band always delivers Favorite track: Cloistered in Purfleet.
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Highfalutin Peasant What a stunning EP! This particular iteration may very well be, in my opinion, the best the band has ever been. And I hope that’s saying something, considering how damn good everything else has proven.

Full review: www.sleepingvillagereviews.com/reviews--premieres/witnesses-the-holy-water-ep-review
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Borgo Pass 08:41
‘twas here ‘neath heavy fog in barren marshlands They warned me to ne’re go near As a young boy They warned me But here I fell in love In love with you as a young boy Ne’re meant to go near But where to now? There’s just so much blood We never prey on the weak Unlike them we are Heroes to the poor a voice for the meek With sharp nails And ancient memories They’ve come to tear us apart To say their prayers and perform their rites over me Me they will send to God But I am hero to the poor And a voice for the meek I have sharpened my nails In hope that we would meet I am hero to the poor And a voice for the meek I have sharpened my nails In hope that we would meet I am hero to the poor And a voice for the meek I have sharpened my nails In hope that we would meet
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The Holy Water EP marks a new chapter in Witnesses’ doom metal sound–slowing the pace further, enhancing the atmosphere, and for the first time bringing long-time collaborator Gabbi Coenen into the metal side of the project. Thematically, the EP explores Stoker’s Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker, imagining the characters from different perspectives.

The total runtime is 18:10.

"[A]n emotive blend of the band’s disparate influences​"
–Decibel

"[T]he album offers a new take on on old classic, bringing the listener into the unsettling emotions and multifaceted motives behind the sometimes-forgotten people living out one of the most heavily-tread paths in fiction.​"
–Metal Sucks

"[D]elivers atmosphere by the coffin-load"
--Metal Hammer

credits

released July 15, 2022

Greg Schwan - Guitar, bass, keys, drum programming, lyrics, arrangement, mixing, mastering, layout
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Gabbi Coenen - Vocals
Matt Kozar - Ebow
Woodland Ascension - Photography

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Witnesses New York, New York

Born in 2016. Cinematic atmospheres, metal, sparse acoustics.

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