|Review: Satan's Host - Burning the Born Again... (a New Philosophy)|
|Burning the Born Again... (a New Philosophy)|
Label: Moribund Records
Year released: 2007
Review online: January 9, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
for:Burning the Born Again... (a New Philosophy)
Rated 4.4/5 (88%) (10 Votes)
Stuck inside with a second, full blown pre-winter snow storm, gives plenty of times to work on this long lasting release, clocking in at more than 76 minutes, not what is commonly found on a single disc!
Satan's Host have been around for a while, having their first album out way back in 1986. "Burning the Born Again... (A New Philosophy)" was actually released in 2004 by Black Magic but, Moribund Cult, following their satanic duty, decided to re-issue it in 2007. Satan's Host is not really a Black Metal act as such, although the horned lord is at the center of their operations. They do have inverted crosses in their logo and many of their song titles refer to anti-Christian themes, much to my pleasure. This gives their musical direction a blackened edge but, this band is more leaning toward a thrashy Death direction. I'm not too fond of either styles, but here the vocals are not too much on the screaming side. Great/juicy riffs and beefed up bass, sick and wicked vocals, varied tempos, often venturing into doom territory, and pounding drums are there to entertain the listener. Keyboards are scarce but still present, adding a pleasant harmonious touch - the same goes for the few samplings (wind, thunder, and rain and church bells). In general, the compositions are pretty good but a bit lengthy.
This is not the best album ever, but it includes good wickedness like: "Inverted Jesus", "Satan's Host" and "Inside the Castle of Euphoric Blasphemy."
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