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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Von/Satanic Blood/Von Records/2012 CD Review

  Von  are  a band  from San  Francisco  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  primitive  form  of  black  metal  with  a  death  metal  edge  and  are  also  one  of  their  first  U.S.B.M  bands  as  well  as  a  huge  influence  on  later  goat  and  war  metal bands  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Satanic  Blood"  which  was  released  by  Von  Records  and  is  mostly  recorded  versions  of  their  old  songs  from their  90's  demo's.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  tone  with  primitive  black  metal  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  a  sound  that  is  more  ancient  then  the  early  Norwegian  wave  but  more  evil  sounding  with  some  death  metal  influences  being  thrown  into the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black/death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  guttural  black/death  metal growls  to  high  pitched  black  metal  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Anti  Christian  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  I  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  recording  from  Von  which  takes  all  of  their  classic  songs  and  updates  them  for  the  modern  day  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Jesus  Stain"  "Dissection  InHuman"  "satanic  Blood"  and  "Satan".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    


  1. Von is the most overrated black metal band ever. Read my review of their rerecorded Satanic Blood album.

  2. If you dont like the album that is fine, and I have no problem with you promoting your blog on there, but you do not need to shove your opinion down people's throat like a Christian does with their religion and telling a fan of this band their music sucks is not going to make them change their mind