Satyricon ‎– Now, Diabolical

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RR 8062-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Kaleidoscope (7) RR 8062-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
RRCD-31002 Satyricon Now, Diabolical (CD, Album) Kaleidoscope (7), Roadrunner Records RRCD-31002 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
BMA034 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Black Metal Attack Records BMA034 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
82876813122 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Kaleidoscope (7), Columbia 82876813122 Norway 2006 Sell This Version
RR 8062-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Kaleidoscope (7) RR 8062-2 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
82876813122 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Columbia 82876813122 Norway 2006 Sell This Version
MR 1659-2, RR 8062-2, none Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Moon Records (2), Roadrunner Records, Ukrainian Records MR 1659-2, RR 8062-2, none Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
2600898 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 2600898 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MCD - 3500506 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records MCD - 3500506 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
RR 8062-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Kaleidoscope (7) RR 8062-2 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
SC06286 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Dig) Scarecrow Records (2) SC06286 Mexico 2006 Sell This Version
SC06286-0 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Enh) Scarecrow Records (2) SC06286-0 Mexico 2006 Sell This Version
8320-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Enh) Century Media 8320-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
CD 8320-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Promo) Century Media CD 8320-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 907 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 907 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
RR 400 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Sli) Random Rocks RR 400 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
RR 8062-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records, Kaleidoscope (7) RR 8062-2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CDr, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records none Europe 2006 Sell This Version
M - 3500506 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records M - 3500506 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
DSR027, none Satyricon Now, Diabolical(LP, Album, Ltd) Deepsend Records, Century Media DSR027, none US 2006 Sell This Version
DSR 027 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Deepsend Records DSR 027 US 2006 Sell This Version
DSR 027 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(LP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Deepsend Records DSR 027 US 2006 Sell This Version
460502600898 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records 460502600898 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
FOG LP 038 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(LP, Album) Moonfog Productions FOG LP 038 Norway 2008 Sell This Version
FOG LP 038 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(LP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Moonfog Productions FOG LP 038 Norway 2008 Sell This Version
RR 8062-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8062-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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TheFiend82

TheFiend82

June 29, 2018
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, FOG LP 038

This Ultra important Long Player brought me back to Black Metal after many many years. Every Track a Masterpiece- absolutely recommended!
joetar

joetar

January 24, 2018
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, Ltd, Gre, DSR 027
Be aware that this absolutely is an official pressing put out by Century Media records
Hamram

Hamram

October 10, 2017
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, Ltd, DSR027, none
I have been in touch with Deepsend Records, and they claim this and the other two versions are official pressings. Why is this marked as unofficial?
Thor777Bjoern

Thor777Bjoern

August 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, Ltd, Gre, DSR 027
Be aware that this release is considered a bootleg by the band.
Thor777Bjoern

Thor777Bjoern

August 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, Ltd, Cle, DSR 027
Be aware that this release is considered a bootleg by the band.
Thor777Bjoern

Thor777Bjoern

August 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, Ltd, DSR027, none
Be aware that this release is considered a bootleg by the band.
vertigo.

vertigo.

April 11, 2017
referencing Now, Diabolical, CD, Album, Unofficial, RR 8062-2
If even the matrix and codes are exactly the same how can we identify the bootleg?
ant0nis

ant0nis

January 10, 2016
referencing Now, Diabolical, LP, Album, Ltd, DSR027, none

If a stripped down aggressive, yet ambient Black Metal is not your thing then do not read any further. If concise, identifiable chords, and lyrics that are clearly audible is not your cup of tea, then by all means exit this review and don't buy this album. But if this has sparked your interest as it did mine, then you owe it to your self to check out the Oslo based duo Satyricon's new release, "Now, Diabolical."

For years I have searched high and low for a band to replace Venom as my favorite Black Metal band of all time. In all due honesty that will probably never happen, but I have at long last found a group that I would be proud to place next to them in my CD collection. Satyricon was one of those bands that, before I received this disc for review, I had previously only had the privilege of hearing one track, "Fuel for hatred." This has it's advantages, and disadvantages; I was able to listen to this disc with none of the expectations that a hardcore Satyricon fan might have and therefore my opinions are unbiased and focused on this album and not how it relates to their back catalog. That being said, and all the P.C. disclaimers now in place, on with the actual review.

The very first thing that I thought after listening to this album was, "is it possible I have stumbled across the bastard offspring of Venom and Celtic Frost". The second thing I thought was I must now purchase as much of their back-catalog as I can find, because there was something different about this band it was like a bridge between black metal roots (Venom, Celtic Frost, Possessed etc.), which I love, and what today's Black Metal has grown to become. Something that - if I am being totally honest - contains some really good bands, but on the flip side of that statement also has a lot of unmusical noise within it. The riffs on "Now, Diabolical" are huge and at times have a sort of extreme metal groove to them that outshines its aggressive nature. This makes for a Black Metal CD that you can tap your foot, and bob your head to. That also helps the disc sound more musical and less sporadic, setting it apart from a lot of other releases in it's genre. "Now, Diabolical" is definitely not a CD that hides behind speed and noise, but rather stands center stage amidst great riffs and emotion-evoking ambiance. Some Black Metal bands almost become cheesy and ridiculous in their attempt to oversell Satan in their CD's. Satyricon, however, manages to sidestep that pitfall and concentrate on making a great well-written and produced album. If you look past the cover art and some of the song tittles, you will find that this is not a great Black Metal album, but rather it is a great album period.

Satyricon's new release contains many great songs, and surprisingly only had one track that I felt took away from the overall feel of the record - the blast-beat-infected "Storm (of the Destroyer)," which also happens to be a bonus track. It is not a bad track, but I just don't think that it fits in with the overall feel of the album, sounding almost as if it was written in a different era and then added to the record later. There are a lot of things that can be said about this album, but with the exception of one or two tracks, the one thing that can't be said is that "Now, Diabolical" is predictable, or typical.

Highs: This is a very raw and organic feeling aggressive album reminiscent of old Celtic Frost

Lows: A few more solo's, even if not technical, would have added a little more atmosphere and depth to the mix.

Bottom line: This is the album old school Black Metal fan's have been waiting for, and an all around good purchase.

Reviewed by chaos_3:16 on June 13, 2006