Satanic Warmaster - 'We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel' (Werewolf Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Cronohn Pipror   
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:40

Satanic Warmaster artworkLet it be noted that Satanic Warmaster are one of the most prolific black metal bands in Finland today. For nearly 20 years they've churned out some sickeningly blasphemous music. 'We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel' is a compilation of tracks from their numerous split releases over the years all set in one convenient album and wrapped up with a rotting black bow.


Spanning 16 tracks, this album is a must have for black metal purists who love that raw Finnish style of utterly demonic black metal. The lo-fi production, rasping vocals of main man Werwolf, grinding catchy riffs and blastbeat drumming will have you swinging your head and praising the devil for well over an hour.


Stand out tracks include 'Hold on to Your Dreams' which jumps seamlessly from pure unadulterated rawness and ferocity to an ethereal atmospheric style and back again, 'March of the Legion Werwolf' with its DIY style production and filthy groove, 'The Chant of the Barbarian Wolves' which is filled with catchy riffs and blackened venom and 'Nameless Sacrifice', a track that will have the most kvlt and necro among us putting down their petrol cans to pay utmost attention to the ultimate god hating aesthetic. The combination of wicked tremolo picked riffs, blastbeat drumming and high-pitched screams that make black metal instantly recognisable are all here in abundance. It's that unmistakable second wave style that made waves across the world and it's stood the test of time for over 25 years.


When you think of black metal in its truest sense Norwegian bands like Darkthrone, Mayhem and Burzum are always at the forefront of your mind. Many of us don't look to their bleak neighbours Sweden and Finland. Satanic Warmaster should also be mentioned due to their relentless focus on putting out genuine top notch black metal. Their raw, underground values and straight up satanic agenda have pushed the genre forward  just as much as the previously aforementioned bands.


Satanic Warmaster deserve their spot amongst the black metal elite and 'We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel' prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt. An absolutely superb album that showcases the bands achievements throughout their long and glorious career. You can be certain that fans of the genre will be raising their horns, razing their local church and raising the dead to this absolutely stellar piece of violent, nasty and demonic music.


Crank this up as loud as you can and watch your local priest panic and grip his crucifix that much tighter. Satan commands it!


'We Are The Worms That Crawl On The Broken Wings Of An Angel' is released on 29 December. You can get your copy HERE.


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