This is a review of a book written by Lord Matzigkeitus better known as the lead singer of Canada's Atheistic Satanist band 'Idolatry called "Catharsis Spoke Her Virtuous Evil" which was published by ATHLOS Publications and consists of poems about death, despair, Satan and raw kinky bondage sex.
The book starts out with a forward written by Dustin Ekman who explains what the book is about and talks about the authors involvement with music and also explains the messages he brings out in the book where stuff he could not explain in the lyrics for the band 'Idolatry'.
A lot of the poetry expressed in the book seems to be very heavily influenced by Satanism and Nietchean philosophy while some parts bring in suicide into a more poetic fashion while other parts border more on the kinkier side of sex and you can also see the influence of DeSade in some of the writing.
At times the novel takes a ritualistic approach to Satanism and just like with the writings with Lavey you can see a touch of Nordic Mythology in some parts of certain poems and the artwork also brings in images that are very related to the depressive side of black metal while some poems bring to mind the writings of Poe, Bauldeire, Shelly and Lord Bryon giving the novel more of a classic feeling while still having very much of an Anti Christian approach while later poems bring in a touch of Summerian, Voodoo, and Magick, as the novel progresses the Roman Empire starts getting mentioned more.
In my opinion this is a very decent read and while it does not get more in depth on the Left Hand Path like the writings of Michael W. Ford and E.A Koetting it is still a very good read that has Satanism and Occultism written in more of an esoteric and poetic form and if you have studied or practiced the Black Arts, you can catch on to a lot of the hidden messages.