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  • Enthroned - Regie Sathanas

    Enthroned - Regie Sathanas
    1999 Blackend Records


Enthroned - Regie Sathanas

1999 Blackend Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-09-04

Metal Blade just sent this to me, about two months after I received Enthroned's latest album. Basically an E.P. of old and new material (plus a cover of Sodom's The Conqueror) made as a tribute to their former drummer (who chose to kill himself rather than live in a world full of Christians, why didn't he just move to Utah?), RS is black metal to the extreme. Meaning: guitar riffs from hell, blastbeats from beyond and vocals out of the void. Never been the biggest Enthroned fan, but they do have their following, which means that once again I may just not recognize talent when I hear it. I guess I just get sick of hearing the same damn riffs over and over again with no break to the monotony. Well, a couple of the tracks don't follow that format here, with Walpurgis Night actually being a bit slow, surprising, as Towards the Skullthrone of Satan seemed to have one drum beat for the entire album! Satan Never Sleeps (which is why he's so evil) is a track from the band's Morbid Death days, and the thrash influence back there totally shows. Weird, but probably my favorite track on the album. Their cover of The Conqueror isn't all that bad, but as Expurse of Sodomy is by far my favorite Sodom opus, it's hard for me to judge fairly. So, I'm still not the biggest Enthroned fan, and I probably will never be, but Regie Sathanas is by far their most interesting work for me. And at almost 30 minutes, this E.P. isn't that bad of a bargain. "Conqueror, conqueror!"