Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review: Sathanas' latest album "La Hora de Lucifer"

Sathanas, US Black/Death/Thrash Metal band, released their latest album La Hora de Lucifer in May 2012, through Pagan Records. It is a very easy going album. Very rhythmic and the influences of old Thrash are very there, which is expected since Sathanas were formed in 1988 and this has been their main influence since then. This is one of those bands who kept their style since the beginning, never changing much or following other styles. So if you like Old School Thrash Black Metal, this is the album and the band to go for. If you are already a fan of the band, you will really enjoy this album as they keep doing their thing and so well. Maybe this album is faster and more thrashy in fact.
The album has 8 tracks and the vinyl has two bonus tracks.
As for artwork cover, each version has a different cover and layout: the CD cover was painted by Kris Verwimp and the LP version by Chris Moyen.
Maybe for Lachryma Christi the most remarkable song in this album is Dark Conjuring's, as it is the most melodic song, never losing the rawness or the heaviness or the characteristically high pitched voice. There is also Forged in Eternal Fire, the first track in the album, which seems to never leave your brain anymore after you hear it, and lyrics are fantastic, very typical and very embedded in the song itself.
There's not much to say about each song really, as they don't bring us anything too new compared to what the band has been doing for so many years. It is a good album, one of the best of 2012 for Lachryma Christi, so the advice here is: if this is your kind of music, listen to it as soon as you can!

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