Saturday 9 June 2018

Frayle - The White Witch (EP Review)

Release date: April 01st 2018. Label: Seeing Red Records/Lay Bare Recordings. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

The White Witch – Tracklisting

1.Let The Darkness In 04:38
2.The White Witch 05:25
3.Wandering Star 03:58
4.Things That Make Us Bleed 05:34


Sean Bilovecky & Gwyn Strang


Frayle are a Doom/Stoner Rock band with an Occult and Gloomy presence hidden within their music. The band say they take influence from Sleep, Black Sabbath, Portishead, Bjork and Kyuss. And truth be told that’s a pretty accurate description of how their debut EP – The White Witch – sounds like.

A collection of four songs that merge gloomy atmospherics with progressive Sludge/Desert/Stoner Rock passages. The vocals from Gwyn are perhaps one of the strongest aspects of the EP with the music coming a close second. As Gwyn is the main focus of this EP. The music is fantastic throughout as well. With Frayle even including a heavy Post-Metal feel on songs such as Let The Darkness and Things That Make Us Bleed.

Frayle include a cover of Portishead classic – Wandering Star – and they totally own this song. As the song is very different to the original. Perhaps more gloomy and more sombre than the original.

The future is bright for Frayle. Check this EP out before they move onto bigger and better things. As The White Witch is perhaps Frayle’s calling card to bigger and better things within the Doom/Stoner Metal community.

Words by Steve Howe

The White Witch is available to buy digitally now. Seeing Red Records are releasing the CD and Lay Bare Recordings are releasing the Vinyl