9. Satan – Cruel Magic
Genre: Heavy Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release date: 7th September 2018
These NWOBHM veterans have been flying high ever since their comeback in 2011 and with Cruel Magic, Satan‘s third album since reforming, they continued their trend for delivering nothing but the perfect mix of menace and melody.
Satan’s classic sound – warmly nostalgic and utterly authentic as opposed to passé – refuses to yield and their music invokes a timeless sense of wonder. The majority of Cruel Magic oozed warmth, with abrasive speed metal merging with something altogether more ‘classic’ in construct. Satan’s deep roots, tied to the heyday of 70’s Rock were writ large over songs which simultaneously lulled the senses before whiplashing into full on attack mode with little to no warning.
The sounds of traditional heavy metal will never die as long as Satan is still holding court!
Listen to the devilish beast that is Cruel Magic here.