About “Satan, My Master”
“Satan, My Master” is a hidden song by Dimmu Borgir from their album Death Cult Armageddon.
This is a cover of “Satan My Master,” originally recorded by Swedish black metal band Bathory, who released it as a single in 1984 and later included it on their 1998 compilation album, Jubileum Volume III. The song features fast-paced, aggressive guitar riffs, pounding drums, and harsh vocals, typical of Bathory’s early black metal sound.
Lyrically, “Satan My Master” is a tribute to Satan, and its lyrics are full of references to Satanic rituals and worship. The song’s opening lines, “In the name of Satan, I conjure the darkness / Evil, gather ’round for tonight we summon / The unholy, the dwelling-place of demons / Take now thy shape in the pentagram”, set the tone for the rest of the song.
Despite its controversial subject matter, “Satan My Master” is considered a classic of the black metal genre and has been covered by several other bands over the years.
About Death Cult Armageddon
Death Cult Armageddon is the seventh studio album by the Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, released in 2003. The album was recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and features complex symphonic arrangements, choir vocals, and a blend of classical and metal music.
The album is considered one of the band’s most successful releases, receiving critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching #2 on the Norwegian album charts. It also earned the band their first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 2004.
The album’s concept revolves around the battle between good and evil, inspired by the idea of the end of the world and the apocalypse. The songs are dark, aggressive, and intense, featuring fast-paced riffs, blast beats, and atmospheric keyboard arrangements. The album includes several standout tracks, such as “Progenies of the Great Apocalypse,” “Vredesbyrd,” and “For the World to Dictate Our Death.”
Death Cult Armageddon is a landmark release for Dimmu Borgir, showcasing their unique blend of symphonic and black metal music, and cementing their place in the metal scene.
How to find “Satan, My Master”
On CD: Play through track #11
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