In 2002, Black Witchery were just beginning to establish themselves within the underground. At the time, their debut album, Desecration of the Holy Kingdom represented the most morbid necromantic invocation of Blasphemy and Sarcofago and others like them that had yet been summoned forth. No other band fully captured these bands’ intense and ritualistic goat worship with the same violence and insane dedication to chaos. And yet, while the influence of these bands is undoubtedly found within their work, Black Witchery defined their own sound relying upon their mentors merely to establish a stream in which to create their own dark current.
Black Witchery’s sound on Desecration of the Holy Kingdom is furious and focussed. The instruments are so carefully connected to one another that the sound is an almost mechanical. And yet the songs are not driven so much by the frenetic riffs and blast beats, but by Impurath’s maniacal vocal performance. These characteristics made Black Witchery’s sound distinctive, and in this way the band’s purpose was immediately clear. Black Witchery was not out to emulate the bands by which they were influenced; instead, they embodied the very essence of the genre. The import and power of their debut LP has not subsided at all. It is a sacrifice to the older Gods in order to summon all of their might and channel it to call forth an array of lost and demonic voices. Become possessed by these voices once again.2009 — Nuclear War Now!