There are many bands out there where no matter how many times you listen; you just can’t get into it, even when it’s something that you desperately want to immerse yourself in and enjoy. Then there are those bands that come along and within seconds of the first listen, you immediately get. Huntress is one such band.
Huntress’s debut album Spell Eater (Napalm Records) was sitting in my “Downloads” folder for well over a week before I finally gave it a listen. I eventually got around to importing the album into iTunes and began to take what I assumed was going to be a casual listen. Within the first twenty seconds of the opening title track, the riff gave me a serious bitch slap across the side of my face and said, “PAY ATTENTION!” Then, when Jill Janus’s vocals kicked in at the 30-second mark, I became thoroughly enthralled.
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