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Posts Tagged ‘Rituale Satanum’

BEHEXEN – RITUALE SATANUM LP (Debemur Morti Productions)

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Behexen - Rituale SatanumConsidering the sheer volume of benign, inoffensive, non-belligerent and downright good-natured and / or commercially-orientated Black Metal floating around the sewers of existence these days, it’s remarkable to listen back in hindsight and remember how tremendously pugnacious and glorious Behexen’s debut full-length, ‘Rituale Satanum’, was / is.

The songs are outstanding, the lyrics divine, and the album still reeks of pure degenerated evil all these years later. Whether you are revisiting it or discovering it for the first time, this edition does worthy justice to an execrable collection of blasphemous invocations from a cursed ensemble that has consistently delivered Satanic Black Metal of the very highest calibre.

Evilometer: 666/666

BEHEXEN – RITUALE SATANUM (Debemur Morti Productions)

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Behexen - Rituale SatanumDMP re-released ‘Rituale Satanum’ in digipak format a good few months back and, even though I really love Behexen’s work, the debut full-length was sadly conspicuous by its absence from my collection. Recorded as far back as 1999, this is easily as good as anything the band has put its name to during the intervening 14 years (which is saying something…) and is rightfully regarded as something of a Black Metal classic.

With a truly sinister sound, generous helpings of trademark Finnish malevolence, a suitably dark ambience, nightmarish vocals, buzzing strings and, true to form, granted a beautiful packaging makeover by the quality-driven French label (including tasteful booklet, printed lyrics etc.), this CD is a total no-brainer. Ideally, I’d have preferred a vinyl version but this will do just fine for now.

Evilometer: 555/666