With “Wrath Of The Witch”, the teutonic death metal force Corrosive presents its seventh and, at the same time, most unusual album. Instead of simply peeling first-class death metal riffs from their ribs year after year, the quintet surprises anno 2023 with a concept album, whose foundation stone was already laid on their 2019 album “Nourished by Blood” with the track “Notzucht der Hexe“.
The result is a story that is driven forward by various characters before culminating in a bloody showdown. In order to realise the overall concept effectively, the band decided to cast the different roles with different singers, like in a play. In the main roles, besides singer Andy, Gerre (Tankard), Sabina Classen (Holy Moses), Dirk Weiss (Warpath, Sacrifire), Eva Schmidt (Nihil), Andreas Jäger (Hyems) and Kai Wilhelm (Final Cry), among others, take the microphone. The guests impressively succeed in putting their own stamp on the still abundant and typical Corrosive trademarks, giving the album a complexity, life and individuality and taking the listener on a journey into a dark time.
Musically, the band has taken the dark concept into account and takes a more melodic and even black metal approach than on the previous albums, while still creating an album that is unmistakably a Corrosive one!
This week Dave Griffiths sat down to interview these German death metal legends.