Satyricon by Satyricon

"Satyricon" by Satyricon, released in 2013, is an engaging and atmospheric journey into the realms of black metal, with a focus on creating a haunting and immersive experience for the listener. The band's self-titled eighth studio album showcases a distinct departure from their earlier, more traditional black metal sound, as they experiment with a more accessible and melodic approach.

The album's production is polished, yet maintains an eerie and atmospheric quality that accentuates the dark themes explored throughout. The instrumentation is well-balanced, with each element contributing to the overall ambiance without overpowering the other. The guitar work is intricate and mesmerizing, while the drums provide a relentless and powerful backdrop to the haunting vocals of frontman Satyr.

Lyrically, "Satyricon" delves into introspective themes, often contemplating the darker aspects of human nature and existence. The poetic nature of the lyrics, combined with Satyr's mesmerizing vocal delivery, makes for a truly captivating listening experience.

  • Haunting and immersive atmosphere
  • Intricate and engaging guitar work
  • Poetic and introspective lyrics
  • The departure from their traditional black metal sound may not appeal to all fans
  • Some tracks may feel repetitive or lack standout moments

Similar: Darkthrone, Taake, Enslaved

"Satyricon" can be compared to albums by bands like Darkthrone and Taake. Similar to Darkthrone's "Arctic Thunder," the album showcases a more melodic approach to black metal, yet still maintains an atmosphere of darkness and melancholy. However, "Satyricon" leans more towards a polished and accessible sound, while Darkthrone's production remains raw and unfiltered. In contrast to Taake's "Kong Vinter," "Satyricon" places a greater emphasis on creating a cohesive and immersive atmosphere, while Taake leans more towards a raw and aggressive black metal sound.

Rating: 7.5/10

-- El Fantasma


Выпуск №142. Satyricon ‎– Satyricon(Vinyl, LP, Album)


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