Satanic Warmaster are a solo project from Finland that has been around for more than 20 years and plays a very raw form of satanic black metal and this is a review of his 2017 compilation album "We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel" which will be released on December 27th by Werewolf Records.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the compilation while the vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs a more raw feeling as well as bringing in a 90's second wave style.
Throughout the compilation you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while clean playing and acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and as the compilation progresses some songs also bring in a small amount of melodic riffing and atmospheric sounding synths and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length, melodic guitar leads can also be heard briefly on some of the later songs and there is also a brief use of flutes and spoken word parts closer to the end.
Throughout this compilation Satanic Warmaster bring out some of their best material which is mostly done in a very raw yet satanic black metal fashion, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Satanism, Darkness, War, Vampirism and Lycanthropy themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding compilation from Satanic Warmaster and if you are a fan of this solo project, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "March Of The Legion Werewolf" "The Chant Of The barbarian Wolves" "Nameless Sacrifice" and "Black Metal Death". 8/5 out of 10.