5. Satyricon - Satyricon
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, then you should know that Satyricon's latest release, nicely titled Satyricon
, is one of my most favorite albums to be released this year... and my favorite release that this band has put out in their whole history. YES, I said it, I rate this album above the likes of Nemesis Divina & Dark Medieval Times
. But what exactly is it that makes me love this album so much? Is it Frost's drumming? No. The lyrical content!? Nope! Then what is it!? The reason I love this album is just because of how different it is. Satyricon (the band) is a wild ride when it comes to what genre they play. They started off Black Metal, then turned into a more Black 'n' Roll-ish band, with other things thrown in. Now, I wasn't sure how much I'd like this album, since I thought Age of Nero
was quite weak, but this album makes Age of Nero look like it should have been released as a demo... or something
. This album springs from Melodic (almost on the cusp of classic rock at times) Black Metal, to just very rockin' tunes, to even a song with clean vocals in it (that everyone seems to hate, yet I ADORE). This album sure isn't for everyone, but if you go into it with an open mind then you may find something that you REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoy.
Check it out!
Phoenix - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6PiB4O1tzM
Tro Og Kraft - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaUoPKYOD-8
Necrohaven - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mA1Pn3VdRI