13 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their 11th album, Swiss industrialists Samael delve even deeper into the symphonic aspect of their sound. Machine-like riffs march to the forefront on “Rite of Renewal” as synthesizers stab and swell across the stereo field on “Red Planet,” while “Black Supremacy” mixes techno with borderline blast beats before erupting into a hard-charging chorus. Later, the choppy, dramatic rhythms of “This World” find their atmospheric foil in the steady, pulsating roll of “Against All Enemies” and an unlikely cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their 11th album, Swiss industrialists Samael delve even deeper into the symphonic aspect of their sound. Machine-like riffs march to the forefront on “Rite of Renewal” as synthesizers stab and swell across the stereo field on “Red Planet,” while “Black Supremacy” mixes techno with borderline blast beats before erupting into a hard-charging chorus. Later, the choppy, dramatic rhythms of “This World” find their atmospheric foil in the steady, pulsating roll of “Against All Enemies” and an unlikely cover of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

The_Anti_life ,

best Samael album to date

This is the best release since they went for the industrial sound. It's a good mix of all their previous efforts. Much more aggressive and black metal sounding with some nice blasts spaced thoughout.

ezombi ,

One of the great bands

Samael will always be in my top 5 fav bands. The new album sounds incredible. Hopefully we get a US tour.

mandanss ,

Samael, the hound from hell.

Hegemony,

Is a mix of old and new, industrial and metal, symphonic. In other words exactly what hegemony means complete domination of sound in this case taken to the extreme.

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