Mr. Disgusting has recently turned me on to NWOBHM/thrash metal band Satan, who may not be the most well known act but are certainly considered one of the more influential acts for the genre. Basically, if you’re a fan of old school Metallica (as in Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning) with elements of King Diamond, this is right up your alley!
Originally formed in 1979 in Newcastle, England, the band has gone through some serious name and label changes, which probably made it quite difficult to keep up with them and their releases. Hell, they started as Satan for their first album, went by the name of Blind Fury for their second album Out Of Reach, went back to Satan for Suspended Sentence, and then became Pariah for their next three albums. Then, last year, they released a new album under their original moniker. WHEW! I’m out of breath.
Below you can listen “Trial By Fire”, a track from their 1983 debut album Court In The Act, and then compare it to “Time To Die”, a track from their 2013 album Life Sentence, which was their first new album in 15 years.