on 12 December 2014
It's beautiful and dangerous, strong and massive. I do think you have to have some interest in music in order to really like it. It's not your radio-music, that's for sure.
And, you don't need to be, or be interested in, satanism to like this.
Though, it does have the mystique feel to it.
The art you'll find in this album is simply really, really well made. So, if you're looking for some grate, alternative music you'll not forget, this is it.
Personally I love it. For all I have just told of.
I'd recommend this album highly for musicians with a different taste, or just the creature who loves grate art in the form of music.
A different kind of magic.
on 5 March 2012
"Even the Devil needs a little revitalizing recreation now and then..." runs the opening line of the CD's liner notes. Besides being Satan's chief spokesman on Earth for over 30 years, Anton LaVey was also an accomplished keyboards player - and here lies the evidence. LaVey's individual musical style is the result of his playing in Circuses, Carnivals, Burlesque houses and clubs. And here the Doctor uses his musical skills to remind those who would dare to listen of the half-forgotten, truly Magical songs of yore - such as "Answer Me", "The Whirling Dervish", "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" and "The Song Of The Swamp". But my own personal favourite is the "Satanis Theme", which LaVey composed himself for the 1968 film/documentary on himself and the Satanic Church, "Satanis".
The liner notes culminate with: "The murky, deathless Halls of Tartarus resound with the songs of suicide, strained gaiety and unreserved romance. Dim the lights, settle back and let His Infernal Majesty take you on a tour of His world."
These notes could have added that several songs on this disc - being supremely charged with emotion - are ideal for inclusion in the performance of LaVey Satanic Rituals.