At War With Satan (Cass, Album, RE). Metal Mind Records. Still, there's an evident lack of punch and dynamics in this reissue. Good point is that the gatefold looks pretty cool, and this 2xLP reissue includes a shitload of b-sides and alternate recordings, making it a good compilation.
At war with Satan! The warriors gather slowly around The sacred city, Hell Satan screams a vengance On the land as the angels fell Tyrants pray disaster for the Land of love and trust Demons plot a way to turn The Heavens into dust. The standard bearers chosen From the mass of Satan's dogs To hold the flag of Hades high Defying all the gods Satan laughs the words of war The Heavens shake with fear Armageddon sings his song The battle's ever near. Let the joyous celebrations of Hell begin. Who holds the keys to the seven gates?
At War with Satan is the third album by extreme metal band Venom, released in April 1984. It is a concept album that tells the story of a war between Heaven and Hell where the latter side wins, it was touted as Venom's crossover into mainstream music, but failed to do so. Shortly after it reached the stores the HMV record chain withdrew the album from their shelves due to its anti-Christian content.
Released April 16, 1984. At War with Satan Tracklist. 1. At War with Satan Lyrics.
Overview (current section).
At War with Satan", Venom's third album, is certainly an ambitious one. Venom was never really known for technical prowess but with this album, they took a huge leap ahead in songwriting and musical ideas. The album is opened up with the title track. This song is almost 20 minutes long. This is a HUGE risk considering the band's previous emphasis on simplicity. Its strong yet simple songwriting and boastful production really put it ahead of its predecessors and to date, Venom has not been able to top this album with following releases. Really, they haven't come close.
So when it came time to record their third album, At War with Satan, the band took desperate measures to try and validate both their technical ability as musicians and their songwriting capabilities. Their folly gave birth to the album's bloated magnum opus of a title track - a twenty-minute concept piece/sonic ordeal taking up the album's entire first half and dedicated to the lord of darkness himself (no, not Ozzy, the Devil)
|1||At War With Satan|
|5||Stand Up (And Be Counted)|
|6||Women, Leather And Hell|
|NEAT 1015||Venom||At War With Satan (LP, Album, Gat)||Neat Records||NEAT 1015||UK||1984|
|RR 34 9869||Venom||At War With Satan (CD, Album, Sli)||Roadrunner Records||RR 34 9869||Europe||1985|
|BOBV199LP||Venom||At War With Satan (2xLP, Ltd, RE, Bro)||Back On Black||BOBV199LP||UK||2010|
|MX 8031||Venom||At War With Satan (LP)||Combat||MX 8031||US||1984|
|MXT 8031||Venom||At War With Satan (Cass, Album)||Combat||MXT 8031||US||1985|