Album review

Satyricon - Volcano

Ever wondered where goths go in the daytime? They're at home listening to this—on headphones, to avoid being attacked by neighbours within a two-mile range. This is monstrously heavy stuff, Norwegian black metal at its most disciplined and powerful. Often veering from the template, it also features slabs of garage rock, subtle orchestral samples, and the magnificently cold voice of Anja Garbarek, who appears on awesome 14-minute closer "Black Lava".

Rating: 3 / 10


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