By Greg Grose
To keep thoughts on the new Bell Witch album brief, it is essential to state this before anything else: Mirror Reaper is far and away one of the strongest and most important albums to come out in 2017, due primarily to its astoundingly ambitious structure and absolutely staggering, monolithic nature.
The album consists of a singular, 83-minute track that manages to not only hold its own with this ambitious concept but topple a vast majority of albums released this year.
The album feels like a lifetime’s worth of content; the sheer emotional weight of the album is something few artists manage to encapsulate with an entire career writing and making music. Observing the ocean worth of material and emotional force the album encapsulates makes even the 83-minutes seem short for the sensation they are expressing.
The atmosphere on Mirror Reaper is so thick it practically makes the air in any room the album is being played in feel weighted and difficult to move through as if the listeners are suspended underwater; A water that instead of suffocating its audience, nourishes them with a heavy emotional fulfillment the weight of an anvil. Bell Witch’s most recent is easily the strongest in their catalogue and an absolute essential for anyone who is in the mood to plug themselves into something powerful and otherworldly.Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper, Profound Lore, Record Review