have been a band since 1993. If you haven’t heard much about the band
it’s probably because they have only two previous releases before
“Hydra.” They have been compared to bands like Arch Enemy, Naglfar,
Paradise Lost, Old Man’s Child, Peccatum, and Ram-zet, but even if
you could take elements from all those bands I don’t think you can
get something quite like Satariel. All you need to know is that they can
do any black, death, doom, gothic, and dark metal combination you can put
together. Rather refreshing sound for very doom laden riffs and raw melodic
rhythms. The variation in how they use the atmosphere changes the tone of
each song well. But that is not all that is well varied. “Hydra”
is well-paced songs, with catchy riffs, melodic atmosphere, blast beats,
death growls and actual singing. They basically covered all bases, right?
And yes, this band has solos…some with an amazing amount of feeling.
A few other things include choppy fast paced death riffing, vomitous black
metal vox, a gothic/folk/Viking singing voice, and angelic female vocals.
Some parts are tranquil and some are just plain evil! A few acoustic tracks
but this is mostly melodic black/death, Swedish style!! It was even recorded
at renowned Dug Out Studios in Sweden. The bands first video will be completed
soon, if not already. It will be rendered in 3d animation. I am already
foaming at the mouth for more from this band. I hope to hear more from Satariel
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins