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Beherit and Von are not lo-fi enough - 3%

AcidWorm, September 25th, 2013

Satanic Evil is one of those bands trying to sound as raw and evil as possible. The production is arguably the worst production I have ever heard and makes the LLN demos sound like they were recorded in a studio with a big budget. Yes it is that bad. Everything is so lo-fi and incredibly muffled. The drums carry the tempo along at a fairly slow mid-pace with just plodding along on the snare as you can’t hear the rest of the drums. The guitar is a muffled mess just strumming 2 or 3 chords over and over as if the guitarist is just beginning to learn how to play. Even Von sounds technical compared to this. The vocals are random distorted shrieks trying to sound as evil as possible and sound like they came out of some 70s horror movie.

Satanic Evil deserve some recognition for the timing of this release, since it is one of the first bestial black metal demos to come out Finland, and the world for that matter. For this reason I am surprised this demo has not gained more notoriety. It came out the same year that fellow countrymen, Beherit put out their first demo. This really is only worth checking out for giggles or if you are looking for bestial black metal that is even more raw than Beherit and Von.