Friday, June 24, 2011

Just in case you haven't heard this song...



Best metal love song. Best early NWOBHM single. But this is also one of those brilliant tracks with an influence that ranged far beyond its scene. If you like Swedish melodic black metal (or, errr, Gothenburg melodeath) this is of the utmost historical importance. Yes, the lyrics are absolutely ridiculous and that's part of the track's flamboyant majesty. It's almost like Prince writing speed metal, and who wouldn't want to hear that? Oh, you wouldn't? Stop reading this blog and go listen to Satanic Snoremaster, you fucking nerd.

9 comments:

  1. YES! When I was 14 and decided that I am now a metalhead and should start buying metal albums, I bought this cheap 3-disc compilation that was just called METAL. It was one of those super-cheap one that mixed live tracks from major bands like Motorhead (they could only afford the live versions) with random bands we'd never heard of and completely unmetal songs by bands like Nazareth and Marillion(!).

    But for whatever reason it had Angel Witch's title track, which I fell in love with. When I finally got the album (25th anniversary reissue) I figured it couldn't be quite as good as that one song. Imagine my surprise when EVERY SONG IS A CLASSIC.

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  2. Ah yeah, early musical explorations are crazy. I was just getting into punk back when I was 14, and did so in the most random ways.

    I must confess that, compared to you, I am an Angelwitch noob. For several years, this has been one of those songs that I just pull up on youtube whenever I want to hear it (which is fairly often). Like you, I figured it was this exceptional "hit single" so I didn't bother getting the full-length. I still haven't listened to it all, but I was jamming "Gorgon" and "White Witch" yesterday and digging it. I'll go out and get it!

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  3. Don't be a faggot. Satanic Warmaster shits over most of the bands mentioned on this blog so far.

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  4. hahahaha you fucking faggot, satanic warmaster is gayer than gaahl fucking a dude on a bed of drowning the light records (but i bet you like them too)

    fuck off

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  5. "Do you prefer mediocre Darkthrone/Graveland pastiche to the real thing? Do you like secondhand Satanism and clumsy fascist kitsch? Are you obsessed with fancy limited editions? Boy, have we got the band for you. Satanic Warmaster albums are the quickest and easiest way to generic scene cred, collect 'em all before your friends do!"

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  6. Do you enjoy posting edgy comments about relatively more popular bands within metal in hopes of appearing controversial and witty? This shit blog is for you! What better way to look like you're making credible comments then by having your sidekick also post on the blog! Make sure you each comment at least five times on each post! Everyone will then take what you say seriously then.

    Stick to your shitty brutal death band and parking lot shows, faggot. You may have a future there.

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  7. And pavelfag, you mave have had point if you had compared Carpathian Forest, Goatmoon or even Horna to SW, but Graveland and Darkthrone? Did you just grasp for whatever black metal bands came to mind when you wrote that? Then bitching about limited editions when both of you have sucked off bands on here that routinely churn out so-called 'limited versions'?

    Two faggots in faggotland. More like Trail By Dicks In Your Ears, mirite?

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  8. hahahaha so which band of yours did i give a bad review to ; - ;

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  9. btw lol @ complaining about parking lot shows, too comfortable at "a $5 beer night with amon amarth" eh?

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