'Tis Witching Hour... Reviews
One Metal's Review - Jan 2013
There’s been quite the welcome resurgence in the UK black metal scene lately, seemingly fuelled by a sudden rise of interest in all things English. As always, though, the groundswell of this movement has been rumbling away for quite a few years beforehand and while the likes of Wodensthrone and Winterfylleth may be carrying the banner for now, Old Corpse Road have also been there from the start, honing their craft in the shadows, tipped for the top by those in the know. ’Tis Witching Hour… is an album that a lot of people have been waiting on for a long time, including me.
Phoenix Rising Review - Jan 2013
Review by Becky
Though Old Corpse Road have been around for a while and have produced one EP by themselves ('The Echoes of Tales Once Told') and a split with Meads of Asphodel ('The Bones of This Land Are Not Speechless') this is their first (and very eagerly awaited) full length album. Much like the travelling minstrels of old, they use the medium of music and song to retell British myths and folktales which provide the inspiration for every single one of their tracks. The notion of them as minstrels is further enhanced by the fact that none of the band members actually use their real names, but are instead known only as The Bearer, The Revenant, The Wanderer, The Dreamer and The Watcher.
Pagan Hel's Review - Jan 2013
In the bands own words: “The Old Corpse Road was conceived during the autumn season of 2007 during a brief excursion to the Lake District, more specifically Haweswater. This Autumnal break, in celebration of the wondrous and powerful music that we all know as Black Metal, awoke our desire to share our musical passions with other like- minded people. The band name was taken from the road of the same name which rises out of the Haweswater valley and leads to Mardale.