Black Metal Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks, Import
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Venom's second album stands as a huge jump from their debut, Welcome To Hell. On Black Metal, Venom managed to maintain the sonic pounding of the debut, while improving their musicianship.
The sound is still pretty muddy, but Cronos delivers some pretty good vocals. Compared with most of the tuneless shouters who are prevalent in this type of metal, Cronos is freaking Pavarotti!
Mantas really is advanced here as his guitar shreds anything that came before it! Songs like "Black Metal", "Buried Alive", "Blood Lust" and "Sacrifice" all are relentless in their sonic pounding.
Venom's lyrics I can take or leave. I'm not really into the satanic thing. But for those into that sort of stuff, Black Metal is far more satanic than the debut. And, in terms of lyrics, they are pretty inventive. They don't seem hokey even after all these years, which is more than I can say for a lot of Mercyful Fate/King Diamond's lyrics. (I like Fate/King, by the way)
Venom invented the black metal genre, and no one ever did it better. I can't decide if I like this effort or At War With Satan more, but they are both 5 stars, simply for their adventurous nature, and the way they developed a whole new form of metal. There are really no bad songs on Black Metal...and like most Venom albums, you kind of feel proud to be able to sit and listen to them from beggining to end, because that's how relentless they are. Too bad this Nu Metal sludge we are presented with in 2005 can't be this cool!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The significance of the first two Venom records on the development of early metal and extreme metal will always be paramount. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Thomas Fischer
this is very commercial and sounds more like an 80s hair metal band,its not bad but could have been much better,they have tuned down the production and refined it sounded more raw... Read morePublished 15 months ago by 4zzzz.
This was a Christmas present for my husband. BONUS - we both got the free MP3 download on our HTC phones with Amazon Music so now we can listen in the car on our streaming speaker... Read morePublished 17 months ago by georgesmama
great cd I had the album aloooong time ago I had to have the cd it still holds true metal will never diePublished 17 months ago by David Pratt
I cannot add much more to what's already been said with regards to this classic album-except that I was more than pleasantly surprised to discover the bonus material! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Max Tollens, Jr