|Review: Sathanas - Entering The Diabolic Trinity|
|Entering The Diabolic Trinity|
Label: Pulverised Records
Year released: 2005
Review online: January 28, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Entering The Diabolic Trinity
Rated 3.62/5 (72.31%) (13 Votes)
Well this is a nice surprise. Sathanas are a US band who have been around since 1988, releasing five albums and a slurry of EPs in that time, and I had never heard of them when this dropped out of my mailbox. Glad to rectify that oversight, because this slays.
They may be ex-members of Death Metal stalwarts Acheron, and they may call themselves Death Metal, but to my ears this is pure evil Black Metal that someone gave a lethal injection of Thrash. The attitude and vocals are very BM, but the chugging, face-pounding riff attack is all Thrash, and all good. These tunes are all hammering exercises in no-nonsense, go-for-the-neck thrashing death. Sathanas keep things interesting with time changes and lots of variety, but these tunes are all about the Almighty Riff, and as an added bonus, you can actually understand what the vocalist is screaming about. Killer shredfests like "Unleash The Wolves" and "Under A Black Spell" are enough to tell me I need to get more if this band's stuff asap, because this shit is too much fun for this band to remain unknown. A gem of an album that fans of Usurper or old Bathory should not skip. Recommended.
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