This song is almost 20 minutes long. This is a HUGE risk considering the band's previous emphasis on Chicago Heights - Various - Abstract Fusion 2 (CD). Granted there are plenty of bands within certain genres of simple music that can drone out repetition for long songs and make them sound great, but Venom doesn't really fit in this category.
I believe the band's longest song before this was "Red Light Fever" from "Welcome to Hell", and it was only slightly over 5 minutes in Untitled - 50/50 Twin - Mobb Boss Of Da Nawf (CDr, Album). So, yes, this was something of a totally new concept for this band.
And they managed to pull it off wonderfully. This song is perhaps the best the band has ever produced and pretty much makes up half of the album. There is a wide variety of riffs, ranging from doom riffs to fast, thrashy, punky riffs. The riffs don't sound too technical, no surprise there, but there are a lot of varying riffs that keep the song interesting.
The clean acoustic segment shortly after the minute mark is hauntingly beautiful and contrasts nicely from the aggressive riffs that tend to make up most of the song. Even through simplicity, this shows how Venom was able to still write really good songs through their earlier years, despite limitations. So, the title track is the best song Venom has ever managed to write and really makes the album that much better, but are the other songs bad?
No, not at all. Most of this stuff just sounds like a band having fun playing together. Well, sort of. Speaking of fun, what is up with the last track? This was obviously recorded as a joke but it's fairly humorous. With a title of "Aaaaaaarrghh", you really wouldn't expect anything else. It's nice to see bands have humor. It's not really a song but rather just some drumming, random guitar stuff, and some screaming and yelling of obscenities and random stuff.
It's stupid and unnecessary but still manages to be funny. The production this time around is quite a step up from the previous two albums. Really, the only reason I keep comparing "At War with Satan" to "Welcome to Hell" and "Black Metal" is because I consider this trilogy of albums to be Venom's classic period of essential releases. Anything else, for me, is generally a hit or miss. Out of their current discography of 14 full-length albums, I tend to only really enjoy half. So, maybe around 6 or 7 albums, if that.
But I digress. The production here is fairly clean but not polished to the point of the album losing its organic sound. The bass is turned up nicely in the mix and we can clearly hear it throughout. It gives the music a more meaty sound, combined with the guitars which are louder this time around, and the pummeling drums.
If I had any complaint about the production, though, it would be that the drums are slightly too high in the mix. They aren't offending, though, so really, it doesn't take away from the music. The drums, like everything else, are simple in nature and suit the music well.
This is surely my favorite Venom album it holds up to the first two extremely well in my book. Its strong yet simple songwriting Moments - Perkele - Live & Proud .And More (DVD) boastful production really put it ahead of its predecessors and to date, Venom has not been able to top this album with following releases.
Really, they haven't come close. From my point of view, "At War with Satan" is a real cult album. It was the first Venom vinyl that I bought. This is certainly one reason why I have a specific relationship to this album.
But I promise, the creative output At War With Satan (TV Adverts) - Venom (8) - Skeletons In The Closet (CD) delivers many other reasons to praise it in the highest terms.
The crucial factor is that the British three-piece delivered an absolutely unique full-length. A bold claim? Well, At War With Satan (TV Adverts) - Venom (8) - Skeletons In The Closet (CD), as far as I can see, there was no blueprint for the gigantic title track.
To be honest, this song still remains unrivaled. It did not only use the entire range of the genre. It was much more than this: the title track redefined black metal once and At War With Satan (TV Adverts) - Venom (8) - Skeletons In The Closet (CD) all.
Everybody thought that this more or less one-dimensional genre was only fixed on pure chaos. But "At War with Satan" proved the opposite in the most impressive way. The song was very well thought out and enthused the listener with an overwhelming number of different parts.
I suspect that it marked the result of a long compositional process. Just remember the fact that the opening riff had already been offered at the end of "Black Metal". In any case, it was a stirring experience to hear that the single parts blended seamlessly into each other without exception. That was by no means a matter of course, because Venom pulled out Jeg Har En Tiger I Mit Hus (I Got A Tiger By The Tail) - Bent Werther - Jeg Har En Tiger I Mit Hus ( the stops.
They presented chaotic high speed eruptions, spoken parts, atmospheric intermezzos and, to top it all off, a kind of vocal solo by Cronos. I personally have to admit that it took some time before I understood what had happened.
This was almost too much for a good thing. Already the first riffs of this titan were of such top quality that I would have enjoyed to listen to them for twenty minutes without interruption. But as said above, Venom had much more to showcase so that these riffs only showed up again at the end in order to close the circle and to indicate that the war between good and evil - this was the subject of the extensive lyrics - will continue forever.
After this high sophisticated black metal ecstasy, the B side had a hard situation. Honestly, I was at risk to forget the B side because of the monumental title track Five more or less usual songs and the nonsensical final number could naturally not compete with the masterpiece of the A side.
It overshadowed everything else. Nevertheless, I am talking about five very strong pieces. Venom had refined its compositions while following a slightly more melodic approach. But this new orientation was not accompanied by a loss of harshness. The album just sounded a bit less chaotic due to smoothly flowing tracks such as "Cry Wolf". Mid-tempo was dominating, but Venom had never Se É Questão De Adeus.
Até Logo! - Trio Canela - Se É Questão De Adeus. Até Logo! / A Cuica Lhe Cham focused on high speed rhythms. On an overall basis, the B side tunes scored with a well balanced mix of chaos and melody, pounding metal parts and high velocity passages. The main function of "Aaaaaaarrghh" hopefully, I did not forget an "a" was to complete the album.
Due to its solid and adequate production, the revolutionary album sounded neither amateurish nor polished. This constituted a clear improvement after the rather dull and hollow sound of the first albums. Apart from that, the stylish cover design of the gatefold album was remarkable, not least because of the fact that the band quoted Shakespeare on the back cover.
In the end, "At War with Satan" was not only the best effort of the magical original line-up. At the same time, the full-length marked its last work that was fully convincing. This might be an other reason, why I still have a special relationship to this outstanding masterpiece. At War With Satan. Concept albums are like holes in the ceiling; however much you might hate what they represent, nonetheless they exist.
They have to be dealt with and, occasionally, a band manages to come up with something so worthwhile they actually transcend the usual indulgent nonsense that defines the concept. Venom pulled off this, somewhat, unexpected triumph inwhen they unleashed At War With Satan on the eager public. Actually, to call it a concept album is a little misleading. In actuality, the concept was firmly established in the title track alone, being somewhat of a sprawling epic that took up the whole first side of the album.
It was a real risk for the trio of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon. For the first and last time they stretched out allowing their imaginations to run riot on tape. The result was emphatic, hellish and violent, yet also somewhat complex. It was a departure for At War With Satan (TV Adverts) - Venom (8) - Skeletons In The Closet (CD) band that was, up to this point, renowned for their method of full-on attack.
At the time, producer Keith Nichol caught some grief for, maybe, not giving it a production job that would raise it above the rest of the albums coming out that year. However, it was actually an improvement on Venom's sound.
From the thunderous intro and gritty thrash riffs that intriduce the song, the feeling of tension begins to build. The frist scream emitted from the lungs of Cronos is like a murderous release. This is absolutely the most ambitious work ever composed by this blasphemous band. The lyrics could not be any more perfect and read like a fantastic story: "The warriors gather slowly around The sacred city, Hell Satan screams a vengance On the land as the angels fell" The atmosphere of the song becomes even more hellish and dark as things slow down and Cronos screams in demonic fury: "Lucifer's demonic laughter Assist our quest, Belial prays Free from Hell who serves the master Sound the charge on Sabbaths day" The song speeds up to a chaotic pace for some time, yet there is a definite structure present here that shows a band that has matured to some degree since Welcome To Hell.
Cronos sounds A Cœur Fendre - Alizée - Une Enfant Du Siècle (Box Set, Album, Album) possessed here and his bass is filled with doom and plague. As the song progresses, the fury of Hell is unleashed as Cronos screams, "Take to In A Country Far Away - Various - Resurreccion Magazine + Cd Nº5 (CD) skies!
There are so many changes in riff and tempo that the song truly feels like a lengthy journey through the mists of the past. Venom really put everything that they had into this epic song and it shows. Sadly, there are a couple of brief moments where it seems like a riff is building and then never quite gets unleashed in the most satisfying way, but this is a minor concern for something so monstrous.
The melodies and solos near the middle, right before the evil spoken word part, really show the NWOBHM sound at its finest, as much as Venom may have wanted to deconstruct this style. After about thirteen minutes, things get very quiet and eerie, leaving only an acoustic guitar and a bit of somber wailing in the distance before the guitars return to crush and kill all signs of life You see something strange and foreign, so you gaze upon it with curiosity for a few brief moments before determining that it is utterly useless and stamping it out forever.
Life, light and beauty have no place here. As the song continues, the instruments seem to be emitting random sounds as they burn at the fiery depths, while Cronos, demonically, tells the grim tale and a funeral bell chimes in the background. This is the culmination of the Through the Wall - Chris Spheeris • Paul Voudouris - Enchantment (Cassette, Album) and evil that Venom wished to convey and it is something that really has to be heard to be understood.
No mere review could ever do this justice as this isn't just something to listen to; rather, it must be experienced. It cannot be unheard and the subconscious changes can never be undone. After this epic monstrosity, there is little room to regain one's wits before "Rip Ride" tears into you. Yes, At War With Satan (TV Adverts) - Venom (8) - Skeletons In The Closet (CD) that lengthy journey, there is still more.
The second side of the album is more in keeping with what one might expect from Venom: six cuts that go for maximum impact, offering subtlety as hostage to ferocity. This song thrashes at full speed and never lets up. With wicked solos, hellish screams and great fucking riffs this piece is worthy if anything could be to follow up the previous song. Just when you'd imagine the band would have run out of energy, they are here to proclaim: "Our evil always will reign" "Genocide" rages from the pits of Hell at a bit more of a relaxed pace than the previous song, though still possessing enough lethal energy to slice your throat wide open.
The refrain is very catchy and the riffs still possess a bit of epic feeling in them. It's almost difficult to believe that, just mere months after releasing the classic Black Metal, Venom still had so much creativity boiling over. The next song is "Cry Wolf", beginning in a very strange manner for this trio. This is a good example of how the band managed to mature while maintaining their edge. This tale of lycanthropy is the longest song on the second At War With Satan (TV Adverts) - Venom (8) - Skeletons In The Closet (CD) and features classic reference to "The Wolf Man".
After another wicked guitar solo it sounds as if Cronos is making the transformation from man to wolf, on tape. The chorus isn't the greatest, but it's so brief that it really takes nothing away from the song. The title of the song is kind of stupid and there is somewhat of a less serious feeling in the vocal delivery, but this song still features some good mid-paced thrash riffs that have enough of a dark feeling to be worthy of being on this record.
This picks the pace back up and rages along with violence and disregard. While not being as ridiculous, this song seems to follow along with "Teacher's Pet" and "Red Light Fever" in being more about useless topics rather than conveying any real sense And You And I - Yes - Close To The Edge (CD, Album) dread.
There are still enough killer solos and riffs to keep you interested, though nothing will quite compare with Side A.
The last song isn't much of a song at all. This might be interesting to hear once, but it loses its appeal after that first listen. It's just a couple minutes of random riffs, screaming and cursing. This probably represents what those on the outside think heavy metal sounds like. This shows a band that has run out of steam.
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Listen to your favorite songs from Skeletons In the Closet [Explicit] by Venom Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Download our mobile app now. 2. At War with Satan 3. At War with Satan (TV Adverts) 4. Rip Ride 5. Cry Wolf 6. Stand Up (And Be Counted) 7. Lady Lust (Single Edit) 8. 7 Gates of Hell (Single Edit) 9. Warhead (Single Edit) Venom Radio I.D. Angel Dust (Lead Weight Version) Mystique Wing and a Prayer Possessed (Remix) Intro Tape 85/86 Nightmare. "At War With Satan" was my very first Venom album. I bought the original version back in the 80's and it took many listens for this album to grow on me. Surprisingly, it has found a place on my listening rotation. "At War With Satan" contained some of Venom's best material at the time. The band has improved over the years as musicians with each. They are the black metal gods – V E N O fucking M! For the first time ever on vinyl, Wax Maniax proudly presents this essential collection of demos, unreleased studio tracks, out-takes, alternate mixes and radio cues from NWOBHM / speed / black metal pioneers VENOM, recorded during the band’s glory years of Deluxe double LP package includes a full color gatefold jacket packed. At War With Satan é o terceiro álbum da banda inglesa de Black metal Venom.  Sendo um álbum semi-conceitual que conta a história de uma guerra entre o Céu e o Inferno, na qual o Inferno vence, foi apresentado como uma tentativa do Venom de atingir o mainstream do rock, mas que não obteve ênhearivetaralnot.neobackdescsanjufesliotepesigendeo.infoinfo depois de chegar às lojas, a HMV retirou o álbum das prateleiras devido ao seu Gênero(s): Thrash metal, black metal. Skeletons in the Closet () [Compilation] by Venom. Labels: Castle Communications. Genres: NWOBHM, Black Metal. Songs: Tour Intro Tape ('83/84) / Welcome to Hell (re-mix), Dead on Arrival, Snots Shit (demo), Black Metal (re-mix), Hounds of Hell, At War with Satan (TV adverts). At War With Satan é o terceiro álbum da banda inglesa de Black metal Venom.  Sendo um álbum semi-conceitual que conta a história de uma guerra entre o Céu e o Inferno, na qual o Inferno vence, foi apresentado como uma tentativa do Venom de atingir o mainstream do rock, mas que não obteve ênhearivetaralnot.neobackdescsanjufesliotepesigendeo.infoinfo depois de chegar às lojas, a HMV retirou o álbum das prateleiras devido ao seu Gênero(s): Thrash metal, black metal. Το At War with Satan είναι το τρίτο άλμπουμ του αγγλικού χέβι μέταλ συγκροτήματος Venom, το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε στις 16 Απριλίου από την δισκογραφική εταιρία "Neat Records" και ηχογραφήθηκε στα "Impulse Studios" στο Νιούκασλ.Ηχογραφήθηκε: στα Impulse Studios . Venom - At War With Satan (TV adverts) Lyrics. The dark silouette of the creaturepoised, crouched on the corner of a cliffs edgewaits eagerly, eyes glare patiently. Red eyes filled with f. About File Formats. MP3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management (DRM) technology. Because our MP3s have no DRM, you can play it on any device that supports MP3, even on your iPod!
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