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'Forged By Satan's Doctrine'

Jools Green

jools green

king forged by satans doctrine

Brutal is an understatement for Columbia's Black/Death Metaller's King. 'Forged By Satan's Doctrine', the band's first full length album is a full-on, aural assault that will leave you dazed and bleeding from your orifices.

The band, formed in 2005 - Balek on drums, Raken on vocals/bass, Israel Bathroz Sathanas Lucifer on vocals/guitars and Zarthan Avtomat Kalashnikova also on vocals/guitars - have previously released two EP's, 'Nonlaughter – Zero Fucking Happiness' and 'Emperor Of Darkness' from which five tracks have been included on this album, along with six new tracks.

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Having three members of the band very actively involved in the vocal duties gives a great deal of depth and contrast to the vocals and add to this the fast as hell guitar riffs, very agile bass work and insane drums, the result is absolutely killer.

Opening with 'Summon Shub – Niggurath Ye Black', a ritual sounding, drum and chant based intro, which sets the scene but doesn't prepare you for what is to come... brace yourself.

There were several tracks which floated my Goat and 'When The Walls Of Heaven Turn Black' is possibly my favourite of them. The combination of the repeating riff and song title as a chorus make it catchy, add to this a few tempo changes to keep it interesting and on this track the triple vocal combination is demonstrated at its best.

I also really liked 'Satan's Fabrica' for its fast as hell crushing riffs, squealing guitars and more excellent vocals. The other track which caught my ear was 'Emperor Of Darkness', an incessant assault on all your senses which slows in the second half, briefly, to a slow chant becoming quite atmospheric, before once again picking back up to a shrill solo and continuing the assault.

There's a couple of bonus tracks at the end, both from the 'Nonlaughter' EP. The first is 'Nonlaughter - Zero Fucking Happiness' with it's interesting use of sound bites throughout, developing into that same brutal vein that is woven throughout this album.

The other is the final track 'What's Satan Domain', is slower yet still as harsh,however it does ease off on the brutality inflicted upon you for the last fourty minutes. A perfect end.

Something to remember is this is their first full length and a pretty awesome effort at that. I think the thing I loved the most was the layers of vocals provided by having three singers, growling screaming and squealing. It just works so well and if you enjoy a brutal, face ripper of an album then this is for you.

I loved it and I recommend it. Available now on Deathgasm.




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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