|Review: Mystic Prophecy - Satanic Curses|
Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: November 27, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 4.08/5 (81.54%) (13 Votes)
Fifth album for stalwarts Mystic Prophecy, who may never be a great band, but they have a lock on 'damned good'. I can't believe it's been that long since Regressus already, but it has. Now without trend-whore poser Gus G in their lineup, Mystic Prophecy have punched out the best album of their careers with Satanic Curses.
This is more of MP's straight-up, hit-you-in-the-face Heavy Metal with no keys or other bullshit, just powerful riffs and a slamming rhythm section that provides the ideal backdrop for R.D. Liapakis to power out his signature high-octane vocals. This is by far the band's heaviest and meanest outing, with absolute killers like "Back From The Dark", "Demons Blood" and the cheesy but singable "Rock The Night". Fans of this band will find that G's departure has done nothing but make this band harder, darker, and more aggressive, without the ass-rock feel a lot of G's playing had in it. The production is the usual big, booming job, and while nothing about this disc is a surprise, I can really get off on the darker, more violent feel of this album. Heavy enough to move your furniture, Satanic Curses delivers the goods.
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