This is a review of an older album from Satyricon which showed the music going into more of an experimental black metal direction and the album was released in 1999 and called "Rebel Extravaganza" with the re-issue being released in 2019 by Napalm Records.
Air raid sirens start off the album while most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Touches of the black'n'roll style the band got known for where also introduced on this recording as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style.
All of the musical instruments that are present on this recording also have a very powerful sound to them. At times the music also gets very experimental sounding as well as a couple of the tracks being brief instrumentals one of which also introduces clean playing onto the recording and some songs also add in a small amount of keyboards and the clsong track also adds in a small amount of female vocals. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding from Satyricon and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tied In Bronze Chains" "Prime Evil Renaissance" and "The Scorn Torent". 8 out of 10.