One of the best BM albums
To write a review about Satanic Warmaster
(SW) is difficult because of their political orientation. Because of this, I will focus here solely on the music and not the lyrics. Everyone who listens to SW should be clear about the ideology SW represents and partially processed in their lyrics.
is a Finnish black metal band that was founded by an ex-member of the also Finnish BM band Horna
This album can be described as a classic BM album. The atmosphere is unique, the production as in the BM usual rather poor. But this poor production reduces by no means the quality, but also contributes to the unique atmosphere. In addition to a typically fast and raw piece (True Blackness
), which is similar to the Norwegian BM-style, there are also more melodic songs (for example, The Vampiric Tyrant
). The term "melodic" here is not meant negatively, it still is classic BM. The title track "Carelian Satanist Madness
" is one of the longest on this album and can, at least partially, recognize influences from pagan metal - so true in this piece, in my opinion, the term Pagan
Black to. In "My Kingdom
", it also is a melodic, yet rough piece - one of the best songs on this album. The last song "Blessed
Be, The Grim Arts" is assigned no BM, but rather Ambient. Here, special emphasis is on the atmosphere set (using an organ), but particularly as Outro it is excellent.
In short: "Carelian Satanist Madness
" is possibly the best BM album that has so far been published.