Yeah, for the most part. But several musical themes present themselves rather quickly. Most songs turn on twin guitar harmony with blistering solos, attention to melody, modest to quick pacing, rock groove from the rhythm section, and Andy Muck's clean voice and vocal harmony. Muck, for this part, has the keen ability to follow the melody and groove of every song. Until The War Will End 6. Witchcraft 7. Sleeping Beauty 8. Puppet In A Play 9. The Knights Of Light The Devil's Bride Nothing More The House Of Usher The King Of Terrors Proud and Honest My World The Altar Of Love Evil Spirit Taliesin Last Warrior True Until The End Season Of The Witch Another change the band has made in this album is the themes and atmospheres it creates.
Every Stormwitch album has had a running theme; the concept albums during the 90s, the many love ballads on "Eye of the Storm" and the occult feel of the early classics. That is to say, gothic horror stories, dark and sinister love, poetic tales of sorrow, and of course another welcome return for the band's all time favourite - Witches! Whatsmore, a number of songs tell religious stories, in particular; the opener; The Sinister Child.
The music is in general dark, living up to the band's nickname of "Masters of the Black Romantic". Despite this, the dark, depressing sound of "Dance with the Witches" has not made a return. There is no Altar of Love 2 on this album, gone is the insane drone that was My World. Not to say that there is no sorrow present in this album.
On the contrary, Blood lies in my Hands is possibly the most melancholy song the Witch has ever written. If you enjoy the cheesy yet enjoyable love ballads that the band have written over the years I Want you Around, Fate's on the Rise, Together , then you will probably like Sleeping Beauty; a slow, soft, mellow love song.
The softest song on the album, with the exception of Blood Lies in my Hands, Sleeping Beauty contains both acoustic and electric guitar melodies, as well as a fairy-tale like harpsichord playing in the background. Yes, if you don't like corny lyrics, this song will make you wince. Slow rhythms are a recurring factor on this album. The title-track plods along with its heavy guitars dominating the rhythm, nicely complimenting the Sinister Child and Fallen from God, where the keyboards take control.
Moonfleet also contains the same kind of tempo, fitting quite well with the tale it tells of a small, prophetic little girl hopefully you know how Stormwitch roll./ "Witchcraft" is the last album of Stormwitch, an hystorical and cult band from 80's German metal scene. True or not true Stormwitch is a pure 80's Heavy Metal band that plays Traditional Heavy Metal, 80's Hard Rock and Proto Power Metal (also full Power Metal) with great magic and feelings, thanks to a great armonies and atmospheres.