The Quietus Review

By: Toby Cook
November 15th, 2012

VON -  Satanic Blood Album Review

Horns up ya shitters! Octobers's best metal reviewed

Did anyone else catch that Vice/Noisey produced, three part black metal documentary OMM: One Man Metal recently – the one that focused on the, funnily enough, one man BM projects Leviathan (Jef Whitehead), Striborg (Sin Nanna – which is probably also not his real name) and Xasthur (Scott Connor)? Anyone else think their ‘none-more-kvlt’ approach of shooting in black and white, and their projection of these undoubtedly deep and interesting individuals as sad caricatures, turned what could have been a great piece of music journalism into cheesy ‘isn’t it cool to be emotionally damaged’ pap?

At a time when the ideas of ‘kvlt’ in black metal are slowly becoming further and further reduced to stylistic choices it’s fucking fantastic to see one of the most influential but ignored American black metal bands finally release a ‘proper’ album after 20 years of waiting. OK, so it may be re-recordings of early day’s demos, EPs etc, but as a raw, searing document of bleak but classic black metal from a band so significant they literally gave Watain their name, it deserves to be instrumental in bringing them to a wider audience. And by covering all grounds from mid-tempo dirges like ‘Chalice of Blood' to caustic walls of calcifying static like 'Release’, they’ve got the tools to do it.

(Source: thequietus.com)

VON - Satanic Blood (Open Edition) (Digital Album)

VON

Cat/Sku#: VR D0007

Artist: VON
Title: Satanic Blood (Digital Album)
Audio Format: Digital Album
Publisher/Distributor: vVurMzflessshhh Publishing (USA)
Digital Release Date: 2012
Illustration By: VENIEN

Track-Listing:
01. Jesus Stain
02. Devil Pig
03. VENIEN
04. Release
05. Veadtuck
06. Vennt
07. Evisc
08. Goat Christ
09. Dissection InHuman
10. Chalice of Blood
11. Blood Von
12. Christfire
13. Backskin
14. Watain
15. Blood Angel
16. Lamb
17. Satanic Blood

Recording Lineup:
Jason Ventura (VENIEN) (vocals | bass)
Jon Gonzalez (Lord Giblete) (guitar)
Charlie Fell (drums)

Digital Bonus includes: 25 additional bonus tracks taken from rare VON demos | EP:
- Satanic (1990) (Cat/Sku#: VR D0001)
- Satanic Blood (1992) (Cat/Sku#: VR D0002)
- Blood Angel (1992) (Cat/Sku#: VR D0003)
- Satanic Blood (7" Vinyl EP) (2010) (Cat/Sku#: VR LTD0001)
+ digital copies of original demo cassette tape sleeves and covers

The long awaited official album from VON debuts after 20+ years! The wait is finally over! VON creator "VENIEN" entered the Von Records studio to record 17 classic songs from "The Demo Years" of VON
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