focuses on the law of Thelema. A great metal album with a newer
5 piece band Satariel weighs in with their latest album
"Hydra", recorded at Dug-Out studios (Meshugga, In Flames,
Soilwork etc.), with guest appearances by Lenny Blade (Hypnosia), Simon
Johansson (Memory Garden).
Unlike alot of dark metal, this album focuses on the law of Thelema (Thelema
meaning "Will"). A religious philosophy that was given to Aleister
Crowley, by Aiwass (Minister of Hoor-Paar-Kraat) in Egypt in 1904. And
hence became the teachings of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
This album is
a very nice blend of metal styles. Borrowing from from death, black,
melodic and power, just to name a few.
The vocal styles range from melodic, to dark carnivorous and sometimes
both. While growling does occur (and what fun would it be without
them?), the lyrics are definately discernable, and emotion laden.
work, is well composed and definately not overly repetitive,
with plenty of changes, and emotionally vibes from acoustic, to airy, to
balls out crunch, to keep the music fresh and interesting.
The drums keep
the emotions of the songs with small intricacies and well placed change
ups, that make
the music seem to "flow".
And to make the atmosphere complete, synths are there to make it all gel
into one cohesive unit. The atmosphere, and fills gives this album a
great finished edge.
Songs to check out on this album (while they are all good) are
with it's melodic beginning, (which continues on and off through the
song), and it's powerful riffs, and lyrical content (their feelings on
the topic of rape). Vocals are a superb balance of melodic/aggressive.
With it's raw aggressive in your face death feel. While lyricaly alluding
to "Will" and the macrocosm / microcosm philosophy.
The break down:
A great Metal album, with a newer feel. Definately worth checking out.