Album Review: John 5 and the Creatures “Season of the Witch” (Rock/Metal)

By Chad Thomas Carsten – 4.5/5 Dragons
From May/June 2017 Vandala Magazine

John 5 brings forth a creep show horror rock instrumental masterpiece that will have metalheads moshing in their own houses all over the globe! Virtually every song is laden with soaring gut wrenching guitar solo’s that could very well have Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and even Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen weeping in happiness from the outstanding performance John 5 delivers deep within Season of The Witch. Fans of instrumental records won’t be prepared to be taken on such a thrilling rock n roll roller coaster when first listening to the album.

All tracks featured will catch listeners off guard and have them smiling ear to ear throughout the entire record, while listening to the record over and over for hours upon hours. It’s just that satisfying! Instrumentally these songs could fit with the likes of Queensrÿche, Marilyn Manson, White Zombie, and even Judas Priest. Overall, John 5 deserves every bit of success he conquered under his belt and “Season of the Witch” further proves the man is an absolute God on the guitar! So to the rock n rollers worldwide don’t sleep on this astonishing release. Support the satisfying talent and allow the record take you on a guitar solo journey through the pits of hell with your jaw dropping straight to the floor alongside every single note John 5 and the Creatures hit flawlessly with your metal horns held up high!

Major highlights include: “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”, “Season of the Witch”, “Black Grass Plague”, “Making Monsters”, and “Guitar, Tits, and Monsters”.


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