"The band was originally started as a tribute to Pentagram, and they certainly wear their influence on their sleeve. Vocalist Magnus Pelander sounds almost like a dead ringer for the mighty Bobby Liebling, and the band still displays a flawless mix of doom and old school psychedelia. But the first thing you’ll notice upon pressing play on Legend is that it’s way heavier than anything they’ve ever done before. The classic cuts from their old LPs certainly rocked with a uniquely tube-driven sound, but Legend just has this incredible punch to it in the production that really brings out the heaviness inherent in every riff. From the kickstart of “Deconstruction” through the drum-driven shuffle of “Flag of Fate,” and all the way to the deceptively docile waltz of “Democracy” and the mammoth closer “Dead End,” the riffage just doesn’t let up. Pelander croons over the instrumentation with a passionate bluesy wail, bringing doom metal back to its roots in psychedelic blues rock."
"The band’s new lineup has also done wonders on this record, with each member both existing in a synergistic relationship while also displaying plenty of unique flairs of their own – I’m particularly enamored with bassist Ola Henriksson, who locks down a solid low-end groove while still taking plenty of opportunity to bring us those sweet, sweet pentatonic fills. Even though he and Pelander are the only original members remaining, the new Witchcraft sounds like they’ve been playing together ever since the beginning – the dueling guitars of Simon Solomon and Tom Jondelius are practically flawless, and the drumming courtesy of Oscar Johansson leaves nothing to be desired. The recording and musicianship are tight, polished, catchy, and insanely fun to groove the hell out to."
"In a world crowded with bands like Graveyard, The Devil’s Blood, and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, it’s good to see that there’s still room for Witchcraft at the top of the pile where they belong, even if it took them a good five years to get back there. But once you start up Legend, you’ll know it was worth the wait."