As a lifelong Metal fan I pride myself on knowing the odd bit of music trivia and many little known bands from the past, but I had never heard of Satan.
Satan was apparently part of the NWOBHM, released an album in 1983 then faded into obscurity... That is until 2013! I saw their reunion album on Terrorizer Magazine's top 50 releases of last year and decided to pick it up. I was blown away.
Terrorizer said Life Sentence was "a contender for best reformation album ever" and they weren't joking. The band sounds like they were cryogenicly frozen during the early 1980s and thawed out of hibernation to record this album some three decades later.
Satan boasts all of its original members who play and sound like they're in their 20s when logic dictates they are 30+ years past that! The twin guitar leads are fast, precise, nuanced and while drawing favorable comparisons to Iron Maiden, are uniquely Satan. The drumming and bass-work is superb and I swear the singer could have gone down as one of Metal's best had the band not vanished for thirty years!
A remarkable story and an amazing album.
- Original Release Date: June 18, 2013
- Release Date: June 18, 2013
- Label: Listenable Records
- Copyright: ℗© Listenable Records
- Total Length: 44:40
- ASIN: B00C43TPYS
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,017 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)