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Death Penalty


Download links and information about Death Penalty by Witchfinder General. This album was released in 1982 and it belongs to Rock, Metal genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 30:38 minutes.

Artist: Witchfinder General
Release date: 1982
Genre: Rock, Metal
Tracks: 7
Duration: 30:38
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No. Title Length
1. Invilible Hate 6:05
2. Free Country 3:10
3. Death Penalty 5:35
4. No Stayer 4:25
5. Witchfinder General 3:51
6. Burning a Sinner 3:28
7. R.I.P 4:04



With its 1982 debut album, Death Penalty, Stourbridge, England's Witchfinder General garnered two tiers of controversy. First, the cover art featured the band ravishing topless model Joanne Latham. Second, the band starkly set itself apart from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal by mining much of its sound from early Black Sabbath. Its song “Free Country” mimicked Sabbath’s “Paranoid” right down to the galloping rhythms and sludgy, driving guitar riffs. “Invisible Hate” opens the set with a little more originality, as Phil Cope’s guitars go from lilting, acoustic folk arpeggios to the hard-blasting walls of distortion and sludge that helped make him and Witchfinder General a pioneer of doom metal. Zeeb Parkes puts his own twist on an Ozzy-inspired howl throughout Death Penalty, especially on the gloomy title track and “No Stayer,” a proto-metal juggernaut with mammoth riffs that must have confused the more technically focused heavy metal guitarists during an era of advancing fretboard wizardry. “R.I.P.” closes with the golden grooves of a cowbell.