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De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas ~ Mayhem
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mayhem, 4 Jun 2004
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is an absolute classic.You can tell the production is fairly feeble but that adds to the mysteriously dark feel it already has.Atilla's vocals really are quite unique.He doesnt scream high pitched like Maniac (current vocalist) and many other black metal 'singers', he sounds a lot more evil.The guitar riffs are original and gripping.Hellhammer's drumming is fast, accurate and very powerful, with the double bass drums and toms combining to give a great rumbling effect.
Mayhem, along with Emperor and Immortal and countless other Norweigan bands, kick started the new wave of black metal at the beginning of the 90's.Roughly 10 years after its release, De Mysteriis… Read more
Vol.3 - The Subliminal Verses ~ Slipknot
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shame, 29 May 2004
Slipknots first proper album 'Slipknot' was incredible and created a whole new metal craze.Original, heavy, melodic and extremely angry, it was on the brink of masterpiece status.2000's Iowa was disappointing as it had lost the various drumming rhythms and the use of samples and scratching which made 'Slipknot' stand out.With rumours that this may be their lsat album I was expecting good thinngs from Vol 3. Unfortunately it fails to deliver.Although it is different (containing 3 ballads!), the heavy songs mostly fail to give what I was hoping for.Joey's drumming is still exceptional but the guitars are less varied and sludgy.Furthermore it is silly to just introduce solos for the hell of… Read more
Satyricon: Rebel Extravaganza ~ Satyricon
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Industrial Black, 9 May 2004
First of, this album is absolutely fantastic. Satyricon's last two albums, 'Rebel Extravaganza' and 'Volcano' have started to pull away from the traditional style of black metal, by creating a much more underground & industrial feel.In this album, they have done it perfectly. Frost's drums are still lightning fast, thunderously heavy and his use of the toms creates a superb rumbling effect.The riffs are mean, perfectly executed, and sometimes screechy, once again to create a superbly mechanical atmosphere.Most of the songs are played at supersonic speed, hence the title 'Supersonic Journey', but are brilliantly punctuated with slow, heavy parts. This is by far my favourite Satyricon… Read more