Repress of long sold-out demo limited to 500 copies.
Following the critical acclaim of last yearâ€™s Mirror Reaper, one of the most praised metal albums of that year. Bell Witchâ€™s Mirror Reaper is one of the best metal albums of 2017.
A single monolithic track, it pays tribute to the bandâ€™s former drummer Adrian Guerra, who tragically passed away in 2016. The band initially made their presence known in the US doom scene with a well-received demo in 2011.
At thirty-seven minutes, this recording is a massive statement of purpose which far-eclipsed the â€œdemoâ€ status implied by its name. It was recorded by Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood), the same engineer behind the bandâ€™s first effort, Longing.
Demo 2011 showcases Bell Witchâ€™s heavy-yet-minimalist sound now lauded as timeless, relevant and undeniably sorrowful.
The Flenser is proud to unleash this new pressing of a classic moment in contemporary US doom with artwork by the bandâ€™s own Adrian Guerra (RIP).
â€œBell Witch turns funeral doom and its moribund focus into a beautiful hymn.â€ Pitchfork
â€œBell Witch have an uncanny ability to make their metal feel ancient, spiritual, even liturgical.â€ Tiny Mix Tapes.