Satanochio “Vagrant Matter Heritage” EP (2007)

Sorry for being such a lazy bum, for this should have been reviewed almost 2 months ago. An intense little slab of noise, this will entrance from beginning to end. This is a big progression from I am Satanochio for it ventures further into the dysfunctional and unknown. The artwork and packaging is immaculate, and the lyrics are hateful while being witty and intelligent. The overall impression of the packaging is an intense and focused cross-over of arty death/ black with the crust/grind aesthetic ( especially the art and the lyrics ).

The first two songs have very interesting structures and benefit form repeated spins, as they gradually show more of themselves. Gone is the relentless blasting of the past, and in its place we find a more chop heavy Satanochio. Nevertheless, it is still dark and aggressive as hell, just more textured, and therefore may take longer to get into, but once you are hooked, there is no turning back. The production is clear with a nice groovy bottom end yet individual enough to stand out from the hordes.

The third track is a black metal acid trip, reminiscent of some of the more arty moments from the kings of early 90’s black metal. Strangely the production on this track is also much different from the other two, with way more reverb and a more distant sound which wells in this context.

All in all it’s a welcome addition to the Satanochio cannon and may come as a surprise to some fans of the older material. It is hard to wait for the massacre that promises to be their next full length album.



Release:  2007
Label:  SA
Avantgenre:  Progressive Black Death
Duration:  20:46
Origin:  Romania
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Review online since:  02.02.2008 / 14:49:16


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2. The National John Doe
3. Inward The Fairy

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