SATANS BLOOD - CHRISTIANS TO ASHES, ANGELS TO DUST - SOUND RIOT
Satans Blood (sic) hails from Germany which is not exactly a country renowned for its supply of talented black metal. Sadly, Satans Blood is not about to change that. Playing primitive and partially sloppy black metal, the painted foursome are bound to remain lonesome in the popularity sweepstakes. With the music not being awesome and the members not exactly handsome, no amount of declaring hatred for Christianity is going to help this gang sell albums. They might not really care, but with a leader named Samoth (not the Emperor man) and a logo artist responsible for the Emperor logo one would beg to differ. Admittedly, the band has to be given credit for avoiding the trap of renting a keyboard and female vocalist and really going for the sham, but as things stand Satans Blood needs to rethink the whole approach, sound and production and find avenues of translating its intention to genuine heaviness before things begin looking up.