Satan's Host - Power ~ Purity ~ Perfection...999
27 October 2009

01. Sitra~Ahra (Power 9)
02. Dark Priest (Lord Ahriman)
03. Buer
04. 333 (Purity 9)
05. End All, Be All 2012
06. Azael: 9 Lords, 9 Keys...Abyss-King
07. Paimon
08. Luciferian Spirit (Perfection 9)
09. Satanic Magick (Evil Divine)
10. Xem Deitus 999

Satan's Host, the odd Power metal-turned-Extreme metal American foursome. If anything, these guys cannot decide what genre of music to play, but hey, that only makes things interesting right?

Well, Power Purity Perfection... 999 is their umpteenth full-length (seventh, if you actually care for such petty details) and it isn't as bad as Power metal-turned-Extreme metal sound. Their previous two albums Satanic Grimoire: A Greater Black Magick and Great American Scapegoat 666 were both, besides horribly cheesy, solid albums while doing nothing new. Power Purity Perfection... 999 is much the same.

Satan's Host still deliver a gamut of styles, including melodic Black, melodic Death, Thrash and a few Power traces. PPP is a lot more consistent in style than the previous two albums though. Every song thrives on melodic riffs, aggressive vocals and a cool 'epic' solo every now and then. 'L.C.F. Elixir' happily croaks his way through the album while 'Patrick Evil' drops catchy riffs. Drummer 'Evil Little Hobbit' (I mean, come on... a little hobbit? what sort of drum kit does he play on?) frantically makes his way through PPP and together with Margar provides the backbone of this cleanly produced album. The only complaint I have with this album is that it is a little one-dimensional at times.

They're still an oddity in Moribund's stable, but that also makes them interesting. If you're looking for solid metal and if you like a wide variety of genres, or can't stand too much of a particular genre for too long, Satan's Host's Power Purity Perfection... 999 is excellent for you.

Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 6
Production: 7

Band profile: Satan's Host
Album: Power ~ Purity ~ Perfection...999


Written on 02.12.2009 by
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Fat & Sassy! - 02.12.2009 at 23:13  
Sounds kewl. Prob check this shizz out.
ItalktotheWind - 03.12.2009 at 07:21  
Very funny local band, also funny that you have even heard of them. You thought the albums are cheesy? Their live shows are RIDICULOUS.

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