Tsjuder - Kill For Satan review


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Band: Tsjuder
Album: Kill For Satan
Release date: 2000

01. The Daemon Gate
02. Necromancy
03. Lord Of Terror
04. Raping Christianity
05. Dying Spirits
06. Unleashed
07. Kill For Satan (The King's Birth)
08. Sodomizing The Lamb (The King's Conquering)
09. Beyond The Grave (The King's Reign)

Track 1: Chugga, chugga, chugga, aaaaargh, DEMONS, aaargh, chugga, SATAAAN!
Track 2: Aaaargh, chugga, chugga, SATAAAN, chugga, chugga, RAISING THE DEAD!
Track 3: Chugga-aaargh, chugga, chugga, chugga, SATAAAN!

Are you beginning to understand what I'm trying to say? No? Very well then, let's do a full review, even though, honestly speaking, there isn't much of a need, not when it comes to a two-dimensional album such as this.

Tsjuder are a black metal piece from the cold, frostbitten mountains (or suburbs) of Norway, reveling in their evil wickedness and corruption, spreading the joy of being sodomized by Satan. Judging by this album's lyrics, their hobbies include killing Christians, raising the dead to serve their wicked plans, summoning demons et cetera. Their turn offs are, as you've probably gathered thus far, Jesus Christ, the church and The Holy Lord.

Oh, right. The album. Well, you see, Kill For Satan is a very generic piece of black metal that unsuccessfully attempts to re-capture and re-emulate the glory days of Norwegian Second Wave, when the bands that are nowadays considered legends and pioneers were just young bands, trying to find their place under the sun. Or trying to blot it out with their dark and evil music. Or something.

Either way, Kill For Satan is an album that, even if you have just a little bit of experience with the Second Wave, will sound terribly familiar, or dare I say, boring. There is absolutely nothing setting it apart from the rest. You have your frantic drumming, typical vocal rasp, bludgeoning evil guitars... you know the drill, right? It sounds a bit chunky, and the guitar tone is somewhat dense, slightly death metal-esque, and most of the time it just pounds and pounds and doesn't let go. Or manage to get you very interested. If you decide to go through the entire album in one go, it could sound like just one big 30-minute track, as some tracks just slide one into other with you barely noticing. And no, that's not a connection, or a concept. These guys just don't know how to make interesting, varied tracks.

Still, I'm not saying the album is bad, per se. It's just... unnecessary. There are dozens, if not hundreds of albums that came before and after this one and that do a much better job than this one. The guys can clearly play well, the production is a fine mix of low-fi and modern and it doesn't sound amateurish at all. Simply put, they just need more creative juices and an identity of their own. I heard that their other albums are quite solid, so your time might be better spent there. Otherwise, Kill For Satan is a decent album with causal headbanging potential.

Maybe it sounds great when you need a soundtrack to hunting and killing Christians, but the last time I checked, that was still illegal.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 6
Originality: 3
Production: 8

Written by Slayer666 | 28.07.2011


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