Wytchfynde is the band founded by former
vocalist Luther Beltz, appearing not
coincidentally around the same time that his
former band reunited.
Apparently some animosity existed, and may still exist,
between Beltz and his old mates, the details of which
aren't really clear.
In any case, despite the name similarity, Wytchfynde is
intended to be a fresh start and not a continuation of
Witchfynde, which brings us to their album, The Awakening
Though it is quite clearly rooted in the NWOBHM movement
(of which Witchfynde was a prominent player), the style
here doesn't really sound a lot like Witchfynde, and
much of the similarities that do exist come from Beltz's
distinctive vocal style.
is a more straightforward British metal
album, harkening back to the early 80's and reminiscient
of bands such as
The album is hardly contemporary, and at times is a shade
on the ordinary side, but it's decent enough to be
enjoyable to nostalgic NWOBHM fans.
The band broke up after the one album.
Reviews: Metal Observer
- Hell Hath No Fury
- Death Of Innocence
- Vampyre´s Tale
- Blessed Be
- To The Devil A Daughter
- The Awakening
- Unholy Shadows
- One Step Closer (To Hell)
- Unknown Soldier
- Ghost Dancer
- Arken Asylum
- Luther Beltz
- Ronnie Reynolds
- Rick Gilliat
- Dave Hewitt
- Tez Brown