666 - Satan's Soldiers Syndicate
Review by JD on October 16, 2008.
What appears across my desk... Desaster: brand spanking new old school styled Black Metal straight from the metal pits of Germany. I smiled as I did my research into the band while putting it in to listen to at the same time... I had heard this band before, and I was not disappointed at all.
From the first note of the haunting intro track on the disk, I finally found what I had been craving for musically over the past few months prior... no frills, melt your face, old school black metal. That was what I was famishing for all along... to have a true blackened banquet for my ears to feast on.
Desaster not only delivers the goods in fine unearthly fashion, they seem to have put some new life into the music. I have been hearing other bands that have been trying to revitalize the old school style of Black metal... and I am jumping with glee that Desaster finally has done just that with no over production, no over playing and above all... they were staying true to the genres and all of the bands that had shaped their music..
Being a old Venom and Hellhammer fan since I was just a young thrasher... each blackened note that is on Desaster’s album brings back those days and makes me proud as hell (pun intended) of it all. The band is clearly in-your-face brutal, downright heavy and announces that it is here and they intend to sacrifice you girlfriend if they had a chance..
With songs like ‘Angel Extermination’, ‘Vile we dwell’ and ‘Hellbangers’ kicking around your brain... it slides you into the old black metal head-space, and reminds you that BM can be melodic while still being so very disturbing. I think the Demon Lord might be sending them a thank you gift after this album... don’t laugh, he might send them a fruit basket to thank them. He sent Eve an apple, if you have forgotten.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8 out of 10