One-Eyed Doll is a two piece band that is very intriguing, mixing metal and goth with a very unique sense of humor and artistic pride. As I was listening to Witches, the closest band I could think to compare them to would be Rasputina, but even that is a stretch. To say this band is unique is an understatement.
From the press release:
This is a “concept” album and is based on historical research of the Salem Witch Hysteria,” reveals One-Eyed Doll’s vocalist, guitarist and visionary Kimberly Freeman. “Many of the lyrics are direct quotes from the original handwritten witch trial court documents. The songs explore different personal accounts from real people and touches on theories about why it happened. It’s meant to be listened to in one sitting, from beginning to end, like a movie.
Even though this is probably our heaviest album yet, it was written almost completely on banjo and mandolin in the Redwood Forest near Santa Cruz, CA,” drummer “Junior” Sewell boasts. “It has this great “forest metal” vibe. It was also all written at once with several melodic themes that appear throughout the album.
Have a look at a couple videos from their previous releases. One-Eyed Doll kicks off a tour on March 4. Click here to get tix. Click the album cover above to pre-order the album.