7/10 | Sound-wise, nothing too new; nonetheless, very melodic stoner rock and certainly a delightful listen. Not too repetitive as many of their fellows in the genre sadly are these days. Also, great bang for the buck.
Favorite track: When the Axe Comes Down (Bonus Track).
Doom metal doesn't get much better than this. Stoner rock doesn't get much better than this. Rock and roll doesn't get much better than this. If I had a band I would want to sound like this.
Favorite track: Older than the Hills.
Green Lung conjurers a cloud of occult psychedelic-metal, breath deep and enjoy the ride. This album screams stoner metal, from the fuzzed-out guitar tones, wailing organ tones and Ozzy'esque vocals – I'm getting a contact high. Highly reminiscent of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats Favorite track: Lady Lucifer.
'FREE THE WITCH sets a ridiculous standard ... In a genre packed with bands that draw on decades-old tone and aesthetic, it takes a mature hand to re-appropriate bygone creativity without sounding forced. Luckily there is a confidence and craft present in Green Lung’s writing that belies their months. If Green Lung can expand the template that has served them so well across these four superb songs then a truly exciting future awaits' The Sludgelord
'I wouldn’t bet that Green Lung are finished growing into themselves, but the work they’ve undertaken in beginning their progression is appreciable both in its effort and outcome. Their debut EP, in other words, kicks a good bit of ass ... FREE THE WITCH helps establish their presence in London’s crowded scene and in the greater heavy underground. A success on every level' The Obelisk
'The really spectacular thing about Green Lung is how joyous their riffs are; there are few bands in the scene writing such active, dazzling guitar parts. Of the band’s two releases to date, FREE THE WITCH displays much tighter songwriting and a more consistent musical aesthetic, but it’s also goddamn fun. A strong offering from a great scene, and with a notable advancement from their previous effort, this is a good indicator of exciting things still to come' The Monolith
'FREE THE WITCH sees Green Lung considerably upping their game and adding to their armoury a deeper, fuller dynamic. If the bands demo "Green Man Rising" whetted your appetite for their brand of classy, fuzz drenched intelligent occult rock then FREE THE WITCH is gonna blow your taste buds to smithereens' Desert Psychlist
'Green Lung have created an EP worthy of massive accolades. They transmit smouldering guitar pyrotechnics and hypnotic rhythmic paths, all of which is topped off with unique, powerful vocals. Each song is a stellar, standalone composition' Riff Relevant
'A steady cacophony of doom filled music which doesn’t let up over the course of twenty five minutes ... The UK doom scene seems to be solidifying itself again after a few years where it kind of lost its way. A new pack of bands are leading the charge and we can definitely add Green Lung to the ones to watch list. There is enough here to keep the hardened doom listener excited, and the re-listen value is high. A worthy addition to any doom collection' Echoes and Dust
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It is hard to describe how much I love this album. Trust me when I say that engaging with this one is worth your time. In what can be, at times, an oversaturated genre, this album stands out. Complex, subtle and deliciously heavy throughout, this one is worth adding to your collection. mpbartow