At War With Satan
If you don't have this CD in your collection, get the fuck outta here. This
review won't even come close in terms of describing how awesome this album
was and still is. Hated by everyone at all the mags except the true
hardcore dudes out there in the scene (funny how nowadays all that was crap
back then is now considered cool and those who slagged are jumping on the
bandwagons i.e Tom Gay(briel) Warrior totally tried to distance himself
from his own band Hellhammer- now he realizes it's genius and is attempting
to cash in being the Jew bastard he is. Fuck off Cherry Orchard
bastard!!!). Sorry 'bout that, back to the review.
Never before at least to me did I ever hear a track like Venom's 'At War
With Satan'.It contained so many good riffs that thrashed and out heavied
everything else and for over a duration of 19 minutes. This was Venom's
'Triumph Of Death' (if you are unfamiliar with this song, like I said
earlier, get the fuck outta here!!!).
On the vinyl that one song took up an entire side. The second side was just
as good!! The slaughter of the eardrums continued with 'Rip Ride'. It is
one of the best songs Venom ever wrote. Fast with great solos by Mantas.
'Cry Wolf' ia another great song with it's creepy intro, bass heavy rhthym
and teeth gnashing bestial ferocity. One listen and you also shall atest to
Venom's genius. 'Stand Up And Be Counted' is a call out to Venom's Legions
and is also quite excellent. Like Cronos says, they were the black metal
gods!!! V... E... N... O... Fucking M!!!!
© 1999 malphas