Monday, August 29, 2011

Satanic Warmaster/Strength & Honour/Northern Heritage/2001 CD Review


Satanic Warmaster are a band from Finland that plays a very  raw, brutal and atmospheric form of ns/satanic/black metal and this is a review of their 2001 album "Strength & Honour" which was released by Northern Heritage.

Drums range from slow, mid  paced to fast drumming with a lot of brutal sounding blast beats being thrown in at times, while the keyboards have a very dark and atmospheric sound without being to overdone and on the one song they utilize a very dark ambient feeling, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid  paced to fast raw sounding black metal riffs and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording.

Vocals are all high pitched black metal screams, while the lyrics cover Satanism, Lycanthropy and National Socialism, as for the production it has a very dark, raw and primitive feel to it.

In my opinion this was a great album from Satanic Warmaster and if you are a fan of raw and brutal atmospheric ns/satanic/black metal, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A New Black Order" "Strength And Honour" and "Night Of Retribution". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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