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Release date: 28 February 1994
Style: Black metal


8.6 | 198 votes


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01. Black Trip
02. Celebration Of The Fourth
03. Son Of Earth
04. Til We Meet Again
05. The Mask Of The Red Death
06. Baphomet's Throne
07. Flagellation
08. Crown
09. To Our Martyrs
10. Ceremony Of Opposites

Top 20 albums of 1994: 15

Lyrics (10)

Michael "Vorph" Locher - vocals, guitar
Rodolphe H. - keyboards, samples
Alexandre "Xytras" Locher - drums, keyboards, samples
Christophe "Masmiseim" Mermod - bass

Additional info
Label: Century Media

Recorded at Woodhouse Studios, Germany, January 1994.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Waldemar Sorychta.
Advisor engineer: Siggi Bemm.
Produced by Waldemar Sorychta.
All lyrics by Vorphalack.
All music by Xytras except "To Our Martyrs" by Vorphalack and Xytras.

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In my opinion, Samael's first two albums - Worship Him and Blood Ritual were fairly standard and unremarkable works. Of course, there was an increased level of conviction and delivery from the first to the second, but the haunting, occultic darkness the band were trying to portray ultimately failed to fulfill its intentions, with only a moment here or there hinting that this band were to become something truly special in the underground metal scene.

published 19.09.2003 | Comments (5)

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steelminion01 - 28.07.2011 at 14:55  
Rating: 10 This album is so dark, crown has one of the best outros ever
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