Satanic – Architecture of Chaos (Review)

SatanicSatanic are a Canadian death/thrash metal band and this is their debut album.

Satanic play death metal mixed with thrash. The death metal side of the band’s style takes care of the aggression, while the thrash metal side concerns itself with spiky riffs and lightning guitar solos.

Clearly and proudly influenced by old-school metal, this pays homage to the 80s and 90s both in sound and style, with the recording suiting the mood and the music, taking a thrashy approach to death metal.

The songs rip and tear their way through the playing time with wild abandon and an uncaring attitude towards collateral damage. The tracks are belligerent and primitive, and aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty in the trenches.

While the music is effectively a balanced mix of death and thrash metal, the vocals are mainly weighted in favour of feral old-school death metal. The singer’s voice is authentic and raw.

This sounds so realistically old-school that I could easily imagine it being released back in the day, so to speak. If you’re someone that’s after something shiny and new, then this isn’t for you. If, however, you’re not afraid of a few cobwebs and some dried blood, then Architecture of Chaos might be just what you’re looking for. Check it out.

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