The Heavens in Traction

by The Water Witch

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Darrin King
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Darrin King An excellent black metal album with a dash of prog. All of the musicianship and vocal deliveries are superb. I could probably throw this on my desert island list, that's how much I like it. Favorite track: The Heavens in Traction.
Jack Morley
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Jack Morley An interesting and immersive combination of black, drone and more, 'The Heavens in Traction' offers a fantastic variety of darkness and eeriness.
Haunting vocals and atmospheric instrumental qualities that bulge with originality make this one of the most unique and enjoyable albums of it's type on Bandcamp. Favorite track: Winter's Burden.
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time If you love A Forest of Stars, you cannot miss out on this record. A captivating listen from start to finish. Favorite track: Teeth of Oak.
David Sebrechts
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David Sebrechts The Heavens in Traction is a professional, cohesive and focused black metal record with a whiff of progressiveness and a peculiar atmosphere that I cannot recall having felt with an other album. Individual riffs may not stay with you for days on end, but the aggregate of their damp imprints will. Looking forward to more!

Full review at Favorite track: The Heavens in Traction.
Dirk Bergstrom
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Dirk Bergstrom The album is stranger and more varied than the two sample tracks indicate. There's spoken word, cello, samples and other sounds outside the realm of metal. Favorite track: Wilderness.
Lou Yardley
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Lou Yardley I found out about The Water Witch due to their connection with A Forest of Stars. Fantastic stuff! This album is well worth spending your pennies on. Favorite track: Wilderness.
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Music inspired by the power of the land and the sun...


released October 9, 2012

Released onto the Akashic Records

Written by J Cumiskey
Performed by J Cumiskey, K Stone, R Blakelock and D Eyre.
Produced by R Hobson and J Cumiskey
Engineered, mixed and mastered by R Hobson at Silent City Productions



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The Water Witch West Yorkshire, UK

Featuring members of A Forest of Stars, the Heavens in Traction by The Water Witch was written between October 2010 - September 2012 and was recorded in September 2012 at Silent City studios in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.

A full CD release, with a revised version of the album has been made available as of March 2013.
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